APD: Man tries to break into off-duty officer’s apartment, falls 3 stories after being shot at

ATLANTA — Investigators say an off-duty Atlanta police officer fired at a man who tried to break into the officer’s apartment.

It happened around 5 a.m. Tuesday at the Dwell at the View apartment complex at 1620 Hollywood Road NW.

[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]

Police say the officer, who was home and off-duty at the time, grabbed a gun and fired toward the man.

The suspect was not hit, but police say he suffered non-life threatening injuries after he fell three floors to the ground.

The names of the suspect and the officer have not been released.


A resident, who declined to give his name and speak on camera, told Channel 2′s Bryan Mims that the apartment complex has recently been hit with several break-ins and other crimes.

Investigators are working to determine all the circumstances surrounding the attempted burglary.

[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]