Veteran Georgia police officer shot and killed in line of duty

FAIRBURN, Ga. (WIAT) – A veteran Fulton County Police officer was shot and killed in Georgia early Wednesday morning.

It happened around 1:30 AM outside a home south of Atlanta. Police say the officers were there to investigate a report of shots being fired.

When they arrived, they saw a suspect leave the home. They searched in the dark and the fog for the suspect.

That’s when police say the suspect ambushed them, shooting the officer in the head. He was taken to the hospital. He died shortly after 4:30 AM.

The officer is a 28 year veteran of the police department.

The suspect was also shot and is in custody at the hospital.

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