ATLANTA – According to Police, officers were called to a shoe store on Marietta Street just after 5:30 a.m. in responds to a possible burglary, while investigating the burglary, a single shot was fired outside of the business and an officer was hit.
The shooting occurred at 969 Marietta Street, near the intersection with Howell Mill Road NW. Atlanta Police later identified the Officer shot as a 4-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department.
Police say they believe the person who fired the shot was a security guard at the business. He has been detained and is being questioned. Investigators have not provided any information surrounding the circumstances why the shot was fired.
At @GradyHealth waiting for briefing on @Atlanta_Police officer injured in morning shooting. Happened in NW Atl, near GA Tech. Officer in stable condition. Suspect in custody. Told might’ve started as a burglary call. Live reports on @GoodDayAtlanta @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/f938ALBUpE— Marc Teichner (@mteichnerfox5) May 5, 2022