Police officer shot in gunfire exchange; 2 arrested

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say two men were arrested after exchanging gunfire with officers that left one wounded outside an apartment in suburban Atlanta.

Marietta police spokeswoman Kelah Wallace says the officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being shot around 4:24 a.m. Sunday. The shooting occurred outside the Gallery Apartments when three officers responded to a call about people breaking into cars.

Wallace says the officers approached two suspects who were inside a vehicle. One of the suspects from the vehicle started shooting at the officers, striking one of them.

Wallace says the three officers returned fire, hitting one of the suspects. Both suspects were eventually arrested. The wounded suspect was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Names of the officer and suspects have not been released.

 

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