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Suspect who allegedly fired shots at officer in police custody

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Source: DeKalb County Police Source: DeKalb County Police
DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A SWAT team was deployed to an area of DeKalb County as police worked to detain a suspect that allegedly shot at an officer early Tuesday morning.

The incident unfolded in an area near the 900 block of South Hairston Road in Stone Mountain.

According to police, an officer was patrolling the area around 1:30 a.m. when he approached a man and woman sitting inside a vehicle. The officer went back to his vehicle to call it in when the suspect, later identified as Sharif Thompson, allegedly began shooting.

Thompson fled the area on foot and was later caught at the Savannah Suites in Stone Mountain. The woman was also taken into custody. Thompson is believed to have active warrants out of New York state. He has been charged with assault of a police officer.

No injuries were reported.

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