Gunman killed in officer shooting in S. Fulton County | News
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A Fulton County police officer was hit and a suspect killed in an exchange of gunfire in south Fulton County Thursday morning.
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According to Corporal Kay Lester with the Fulton County Police Department, the officer, a 20-year veteran with the department, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment and later released.
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It happened in the 4600 block of White City Road in College Park at about 8:30 Thursday morning.
Lester said the officer was on a regular patrol doing welfare checks in the area when he came upon a suspicious person. When checking, Lester said the person came up as "wanted" in their system.
The suspect fired at the officer; the officer fired back killing the gunman. Officials said the officer's bulletproof vest likely saved his life.