A veteran Fulton County police officer was shot and killed early Wednesday while responding to a call of shots fired near Fairburn. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. at a home on Chastain Way, in the Parks at Cedar Grove subdivision off Cedar Grove Road. The suspect was injured and in custody.
The officer was among several responding to the call that shots had been fired inside a home. By the time officers arrived, the gunman had left the home and was roaming the neighborhood. The officers were immediately fired upon ambush-style, and as they ran for cover, one was shot in the back of the head, according to Channel 2 Action News. The wounded officer was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released. Other officers returned fire, wounding the suspect.