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.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s