By Savannah Smith  |  02-09-2018   News
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A shooting occurred in the area of South River Industrial Boulevard and Forrest Park Road in southeast Atlanta on Thursday as an officer shot and injured a suspect.

The incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said the suspect was shot multiple times by at least three Atlanta police officers after a brief chase.

The chase and eventual shooting was caused by officers’ discovery that the suspect was driving a stolen vehicle and even stepped on the gas further when the officers tried to pull the vehicle over before it crashed into a guardrail.

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GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said: “At that point, the officers approached the vehicle and the subject rams the patrol car multiple times.”

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The officers felt that their lives are threatened by the suspect’s actions, and responded by shooting the man.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Officers open fire on man after ramming several police cruisers with truck, GBI says: <a href="https://t.co/NwozbFVblV">https://t.co/NwozbFVblV</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/DarrynMooreWSB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DarrynMooreWSB</a> LIVE at 4:30 on Channel 2. <a href="https://t.co/IjAQAzsIZo">pic.twitter.com/IjAQAzsIZo</a></p>&mdash; WSB-TV (@wsbtv) <a href="https://twitter.com/wsbtv/status/961893685334962176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Miles said that they are still trying to establish how many shots were fired, and how many officers were involved in the incident. The case is still under investigation.

Officers said the suspect was brought to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was at the intensive care unit.

Source:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/suspect-injured-in-officer-involved-shooting-in-atlanta/696594794

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Anonymous No. 17950 1518170064

"…the officers approached the vehicle and the subject rams the patrol car multiple times.”

Summary:

1.) Criminal attempted attempt to kill Atlanta Cop's using a stolen pickup.

2.) Atlanta Cops need shooter training by a Tennessee Sheriff's dept.

Anonymous No. 17952 1518170494

I say jack 'em up. Those boys need to protect the community and still have a little fun doing it.

Anonymous No. 17978 1518181360

Cops should have immobilized the stolen vehicle if they're any good at target shooting. How difficult it is to aim for the tires? Then they would not have to put their lives in danger when suspect rams vehicle into theirs. Lol.

Anon No. 18013 1518212379

Glad they shot him.

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