• Shots fired after police chase suspect in South Fulton

    By: Sophia Choi

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    SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer in South Fulton County.

    Channel 2’s Sophia Choi is on the scene of the shooting at the Biscayne Apartments on Old National Highway, where a large part of the parking lot was blocked off with crime tape.

    Officials with the City of South Fulton told Channel 2 Action News that police received a call regarding a suspicious person. A short time later, an officer made contact with the person, who police said had a gun.


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    The officer started chasing the suspect and shots were fired. Police said no one was injured and the suspect is in custody.

    Neighbors who live in the complex told Choi that the suspect is a teenager. 

    Police would not confirm the suspect's age, but said he was banned from the complex over a year ago. 

    Police said the found the suspect at the complex Tuesday and he ran from them. 

    "I heard lots of shots," neighbor Aaron Paige said. "When I looked out the door, there was a parking lot full of police officers."

    A viewer gave Choi video of the chaos that erupted shortly after the gunfire. Neighbors told Choi the suspect is only 13 years old. 

    "Y'all couldn’t Tase him? That’s what you're saying?" a neighbor said. "He’s little, I’m talking about, he’s small."

    Police would only say that they found a young man with a gun. They said the suspect has a history with law enforcement, not just here in South Fulton, but also in neighboring College Park. 

    "That gun was actually stolen out of Union City three days ago," Lt. Dennard with the South Fulton Police Department said. 

    Police said no one was hurt. 

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