An exchange of gunfire Monday between police and a shoplifting suspect at a Georgia Walmart has left one officer wounded and a suspect dead, investigators confirmed.
Cooper was recovering in serious condition, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation added.
Officers were responding to a shoplifting call at a Walmart in Covington around 12:30 p.m., Fox 5 added.
The officers arrived and grabbed two suspects, a police spokesman told the station.
A third suspect, Aaron Demonta Fleming, started firing at police, hitting one of the officers, the spokesman said. Fleming was shot and killed at the scene; investigators said the gunshot likely was self-inflicted. Police took the two other suspects into custody.
Covington is a 40-minute drive southeast of Atlanta.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.