Georgia police officer shot, manhunt underway

The police officer is expected to survive

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A Georgia police officer was shot on Wednesday afternoon while responding to an armed robbery call.

Clayton County Police Department Sgt. Julia Issac said the police officer was taken to a local hospital, and Fox 5 Atlanta reports that the officer is expected to survive.

Issac told citizens around the area to stay inside, as the suspect is not yet in custody.

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A Georgia police officer was shot on Wednesday afternoon while responding to an armed robbery call.

A Georgia police officer was shot on Wednesday afternoon while responding to an armed robbery call. (Clayton County Police Department)

The incident comes amid a recent wave of police officers being shot while on the line of duty.

Nine police officers were shot in Arizona on Feb. 14 while responding to a domestic dispute.

Two New York City police officers were shot while responding to a domestic violence call involving a mother and her son on Jan. 21.

Two St. Louis police officers were shot in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, on Jan. 26 after spotting a vehicle that was possibly linked to a homicide, according to authorities.

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Fox News' Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.