Police: Fulton Co. officer shot, gunman killed

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COLLEGE PARK, Ga. - A Fulton County police officer involved in a shooting with a suspect is out of the hospital.

The shooting happened on White City Road near College Park just after 8 a.m. Thursday.

The police department said the officer, a 20-year-veteran, was shot in the back, but saved by his bullet-proof vest .

He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and released Thursday afternoon. The officer is now home on paid administrative leave.

Police said the officer noticed a suspicious man in the area and exchanged fire with the shooter.

The gunman, who was not identified, died in the shooting. Police said he had an outstanding warrant.

Harriet Tubman Elementary School was briefly placed on lock down because of the shooting investigation, but it was lifted around 10:45 a.m. The school system said school operations are normal inside the school, which is located about 1 mile from the shooting scene.

Resident Susan Reed told Channel 2's Dave Huddleston the neighborhood has changed in the last year.

"It's really bad. You have prostitutes, you have drugs going on up the street," she said.

Residents told Channel 2's Erica Byfield the suspect is known in the area as Pee Wee and he is said to carry a pistol.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is now handling the shooting investigation.


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