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Georgia police officer shot, wounded at apartment complex; suspects arrested

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 (Fox 5)

Two men were arrested after exchanging gunfire with officers that left one wounded outside an apartment in suburban Atlanta, police said.

Marietta police spokeswoman Kelah Wallace said the officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after being shot around 4:24 a.m. Sunday. The shooting occurred outside the Gallery Apartments when three officers responded to a call about people breaking into cars.

Wallace said the officers approached two suspects who were inside a vehicle. One of the suspects from the vehicle started shooting at the officers, striking one of them.

The three officers returned fire, hitting one of the suspects, Wallace said. Both suspects were eventually arrested. The wounded suspect was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Names of the officer and suspects have not been released.

The Marietta shooting came just hours after an officer in Eastman was shot and killed. Patrol Officer Tim Smith was killed at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The suspected gunman remained on the loose Sunday morning.

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