Police fire shots at car that tried to run over officer near busy Atlanta street

ATLANTA — Atlanta police investigators are trying to piece together an incident that involved a robbery and a car trying to run over an police officer early Friday morning.

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Police said a woman called 9-1-1 around 12:30 a.m. saying she was the victim of an arm robbery near 900 block of Spring Street. The woman said a male and female suspect puncher her, threatened her with a gun and took her purse.

After they got on the scene and spoke with the victim, police say she identified the two suspects parked in two cars near 955 Spring Street. One was in what was identified as a black Chevy Camaro, the other a silver/gray Dodge Challenger.

Once back-up officers arrived on the scene, Atlanta Police say the suspect in the Camaro drove away. The Challenger stayed in the parking lot and when police approached the car it sped towards them hitting one of the officers who was not injured.

Police say another officer shot into the front windshield of the Challenger as it drove away. At this time, they don’t know if anyone was hit by the gunfire.


At this time, Atlanta Police say nobody has been arrested in this incident but the investigation continues. Channel 2 Action News will stay in touch with Police and update this story on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

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