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Officials: 2 officers ambushed, 1 wounded, suspect dead in Atlanta

Posted at 2:47 PM, Jun 30, 2021

Two police officers were ambushed Wednesday at an apartment building in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood, leaving one officer wounded and a suspect dead.

According to the Associated Press, the officers responded to shots fired call when they were met with gunfire. They immediately returned fire, killing one suspect.

Officials said with one officer was shot and wounded and is in stable condition at a local hospital, where he is speaking with fellow officers and family, the AP reported.

According to the AP, the shooting occurred in a prominent area near the Fox Theatre and Georgian Terrace Hotel.

The Atlanta Police Department asked people to avoid the area.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter that they are investigating the shooting.

The identities of the officers and the suspect were not immediately known.