DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police arrested a woman and two men after they allegedly dragged an officer during a traffic stop.
The officer is recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital. Channel 2’s Carl Willis learned 35-year-old officer is an eight-year veteran of the DeKalb County Police Department.
The incident started Tuesday afternoon along Capistrana Place in Decatur.
"Stuff fell off his belt. They hit him," witness Ellis Glover told Willis. "The next thing you know you just hear the cop scream, tires squeaking. He drags the cop maybe to about that driveway right there."
"The car just drove off real fast, then I saw both of the police officers just running after it," witness Makalah Wooten said.
Police say there was a struggle and then the officer was dragged and thrown.
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Police arrested a 26-year-old woman at the scene. DeKalb County SWAT and K-9 officers searched for two 25-year-old men who ran away.
Glover, who was working on his car, said he saw the entire incident and ran down with medical supplies to help.
"(The officer) was laying on his back in that driveway. His head was bleeding. It looked bad. He looked dead to me. But he's stable and that's definitely the best thing to come out of this," Glover told Willis.
Both male suspects were captured within two hours of the incident, one of them just three blocks away.
"It speaks to DeKalb PD that they were able to apprehend these suspects so quickly.
They were out to make sure these people were brought into custody," DeKalb County police spokeswoman Shiera Campbell said.
That's the upside for residents in the neighborhood, who were left shaking their heads by the sudden threat.
"It makes me sick, man, because there's a park right there. There's two schools right in this neighborhood. Kids constantly walk up and down these streets,” Glover said. “A cop just got ran over doing his job."
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