Police: Car break-in suspect shot and wounded by officer

AP News
Posted: Oct 13, 2016 11:45 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators say an Atlanta police officer shot and wounded a man while investigating a report of someone breaking into vehicles.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting, which happened early Thursday morning.

The GBI says preliminary information provided by Atlanta authorities indicates the responding officers spotted a man crouched near a vehicle in a driveway. When the officers asked the man to step out with his hands up, he fired shots in their direction.

One officer returned fire, hitting the man who ran a short distance before he was caught.

The man was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was in stable condition.

No officers were shot.

The races of the officers and the suspect were not immediately available.