ATLANTA – Atlanta authorities say a suspect was wounded by police gunfire after he shot a woman then turned his rifle on responding officers.
Atlanta media report that police were answering a call at 4:30 a.m. Monday from a woman who said she was being held against her will at a south Atlanta apartment complex.
Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Jeff Glazier says the 23-year-old woman was shot in the stomach and hand as she tried to drive away from the gunman.
Glazier said the 21-year-old suspect fired at police officers with a rifle. Five officers returned fire, and the man was hit in the stomach and leg.
The suspect and victim were both reported in stable condition Monday afternoon. The races of those involved were not known.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.