Atlanta, GA – An Atlanta police officer was shot in the line of duty at an apartment complex on Monday afternoon.
The incident occurred on Feb. 7 at the Colonial Square Apartment Homes along Old Hapeville Road in southwest Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Officials confirmed that an Atlanta police officer had been shot but have not released any information on the identify of the wounded hero or his condition.
He was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Atlanta City Councilman Dustin Hillis said during a council meeting that was happening simultaneously that he had heard the officer was in “stable” condition.
“I want to, of course, keep that officer, his friends, family and colleagues in our thoughts and prayers, and hope for his speedy recovery,” Hillis said.
Police have set up a perimeter around the apartment complex’s parking lot, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Officials have not said why the officer had responded to that address.
Authorities have not yet released any information on the suspect in the shooting, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Dozens of police vehicles were seen parked near the hospital’s emergency room entrance.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said it had been asked to head up the investigation into the officer-involved shooting, WXIA reported.
Atlanta Police currently investigating scene at Cleveland Ave and Steele Ave at apartment complex. APD confirms an officer was shot. Waiting for more details of what lead to any shooting. pic.twitter.com/PKd4UxhDTh
— Joe Henke (@JoeHenke) February 7, 2022
UPDATE: Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens rolled down his car window as he departed from Grady Memorial Hospital and said the officer had been shot in the leg and that he was going to be okay, WXIA reported.
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