Georgia police officer shot in neck, man killed in shooting in Atlanta

ATLANTA — A Georgia police officer is hospitalized and a man is dead after a shooting Monday night in downtown Atlanta Monday night.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to investigate the shooting.

According to authorities, off-duty Molena, Georgia, reserve police officer Dan Wilcox was working with ATL Plus, a parking enforcement company in the 300 block of Luckie Street. At around 9:50 p.m., the GBI said he was sitting in his patrol car when he was approached by a man who fired a gun at the officer, hitting him in the neck. The officer fired back, hitting the man, who later died, the GBI said.

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Officer Wilcox was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Channel 2 Action News said a third person, a woman, had been slightly injured in the shooting.

The man who was killed has been identified as 25-year-old Jamon Darryl McCall of Lithonia.

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Agents at the scene found McCall in possession of a firearm, the GBI said.

This is the 80th officer-involved shooting the GBI has been requested to investigate in 2021.