Police: Officer trying to serve warrant shoots suspect

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ATLANTA - Atlanta police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in southwest Atlanta.

The shooting happened in the 900 block of Welch Street shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators told Channel 2’s Ryan Young that an officer was serving a narcotics warrant at a home along Welch Street and felt threatened by the suspect. That’s when the officer opened fire on the suspect.

“During the process of actually serving that search warrant, officers encountered an armed subject,” Capt. Paul Guerrucci with Atlanta police said. “During that encounter, shots were fired and the subject ended up sustaining a gunshot wound.”

The suspect was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. There is no word on the person’s condition at this point.

Investigators told Young that no officer was hurt in the incident.

Young said members of the Atlanta Police Department's homicide unit were at the scene, which is normal procedure in an officer-involved shooting investigation.

From News Chopper 2, officers could be seen going door-to-door in the neighborhood trying to learn more details about the shooting.