1 in custody, 2 detained after officer was shot in Cobb County - CBS46 News

1 in custody, 2 detained after officer was shot in Cobb County

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COBB COUNTY (CBS46) -

One person was taken into custody and two people were questioned after a Cobb County police officer was shot Tuesday morning.

Around 2:25 a.m., Officer C.A. Vill saw suspicious activity involving the occupants of a 2012 blue Volvo SG-60 and a red 2011 Ford Fusion on Windy Hill Road, just west of I-75.

As Ofc. Vill followed the Volvo eastbound on Windy Hill Road, the driver turned right onto southbound Powers Ferry Road. At the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and Shadowood Parkway, the officer initiated a traffic stop.

When Ofc. Vill approached the driver's side rear passenger door, he was shot multiple times by the driver. The driver, along with his front seat passenger, then fled southbound on Powers Ferry Road in the Volvo.

Officers located the Volvo a short distance away inside the Walton on the Chattahoochee Apartment complex on Akers Mill Road. Within minutes, officers were approached by the passenger of the Volvo. He was detained and interviewed by detectives.

After an intense manhunt, Cobb County police officers located and arrested James Albert Phillips, 36, of Woodstock inside an abandoned house off of Akers Drive.

Phillips is being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

Ofc. Vill was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital and is listed in good condition after being shot multiple times. The veteran officer has been on the police force for a year and a half.

Detectives are continuing their investigation and anyone with information which may assist them is asked to call 770-499-3945.

CBSAtlanta.com will have more information as it becomes available.

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