Two Atlanta police officers were grazed by bullets in a deadly shootout with a gunman near Piedmont Park on Tuesday morning, according to a report from the AJC.
The officers responded to a report of a man firing rounds in the 200 block of 11th Street near the park. When the first officer arrived about 8 a.m., he tried to engage the shooter, who fired at the officer, grazing his head. The officer returned fire and fatally wounded the suspect, according to police.
A second officer suffering pain in his foot was also believed to have been grazed by the gunfire.
The officers were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for examination.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.