Atlanta officer involved in shooting at Family Dollar - CBS46 News

Atlanta officer involved in shooting at Family Dollar

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Atlanta police are investigating after an officer shot a man who pulled a handgun on the officer.

It happened around 7:00 a.m. at Family Dollar in the 3000 block of Martin Luther King Drive.

Authorities say the officer fired back at the man early Thursday morning, behind a Family Dollar store on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Atlanta police Lt. Paul Guerrucci said  that the officer was responding a call about a prowler around 7 a.m., and spotted the suspect behind the business.

Guerrucci said the suspect pulled a gun, and the officer responded by firing his weapon and striking the man at least twice.

Authorities said the suspect was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition.

Police say the officer was not injured.

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