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DeKalb County officer shot may have been hit by friendly fire

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A DeKalb County police officer shot Thursday may have been hit by friendly fire after responding to a burglary in progress on Cape Cod Lane near Lithonia.

On Friday, DeKalb County police said the suspects, Dorian Pursley, 23, James Montez, 20, and Quintavous Dennis, 19, had guns but they weren't used.

DeKalb County Interim Police Chief  James Conroy said the officer was just one of many officers that had surrounded the home. Police locked down the area because they believed the three burglary suspects were still inside.

"There were two suspects inside the vehicle, inside the garage, they drove through the garage firing rounds and struck one of our officers," Conroy said on Thursday, which is vastly different from what was said Friday.

The officer was shot in the ankle and not seriously injured. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The two suspects in the vehicle crashed the car into a tree and were captured a short time later. The third suspect was arrested inside the home.

Neighbors called 911 to report the burglary in progress and were able to give police a play by play of what was happening at the home as first responders began to arrive.

"We kept them on the line so they were able to give us step by step what they were observing at that time," Conroy said.

The officer is listed as stable at the hospital. will have more information as it becomes available.

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