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BREAKING: Atlanta Police Officer Shot In Line Of Duty

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.

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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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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