• Officer, woman listed as stable after hostage situation; man in custody

    By: Lauren Pozen


    DECATUR, Ga. - A woman held hostage is listed as stable after she was shot during the domestic violence call.

    Police told Channel 2's Lauren Pozen that officers responded to the scene off Towers Drive and Austin Road after neighbors reported gunshots.

    A DeKalb officer was also injured during the SWAT situation and the man who held the woman hostage is now in custody. 

    "As officers responded, they did hear gunshots from inside the location. Shortly thereafter, the male came to the door, held a gun to the female's head and retreated. They heard additional gunshots, so they formed a team to enter the location," DeKalb Police Chief James Conroy said.


    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation determined that the officer was hit by a bullet that ricocheted when another officer was adjusting his shotgun in a nearby drive way. The injured officer has been released from the hospital. 

    Pozen spoke with neighbors who arrived home Sunday to find the massive police presence. 

    "I pulled up from work about 4:15 in the morning and the gate was blocked. I walked in to see if they would let me through; they said no," a neighbor told Pozen.

    Police told Pozen that the man rammed through the gate, causing it to break. Neighbors were allowed to enter once the scene cleared.

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