ATLANTA – Authorities say an Atlanta police officer shot a kidnapping suspect in the leg following a chase.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a woman was kidnapped Monday night in East Point and her sons got cellphone messages demanding a $100,000 ransom. Atlanta police spotted the suspects' vehicle with the woman inside early Tuesday and gave chase.
The GBI says an officer shot one suspect when he emerged from the vehicle with a handgun after the suspects' vehicle crashed.
He and two others were quickly caught after fleeing on foot. A fourth suspect was caught a few hours later and fifth remained at large.
The man who was shot was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition.
The woman had been pistol whipped and was taken to a hospital for treatment.