Officer shoots man who fired shots toward children in Atlanta’s west side

Shots fired towards children at bus stop
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 9:12 AM EDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 9:36 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A man who police say was armed with two guns and a knife is hospitalized after witnesses say he fired gunshots toward a bus stop where children were gathered early Monday morning, prompting an Atlanta police officer to shoot him.

It happened Monday morning on Skipper Road in Atlanta’s Collier Heights neighborhood.

According to police, the man had just been involved in a dispute with a family member.

A woman who was in the area saw a man with a gun headed toward the bus stop. She said she honked her horn to get the attention of an officer driving in the area, and then she yelled for the children to run.

The gunman has been identified as 25-year-old Raphael Trammell, of Atlanta. His bullet wound was not serious, police said. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital under police custody.

The GBI says just prior to the officer firing his gun, it was determined that Trammell did fire a handgun in the direction of the group of children waiting for their school bus. No children were physically injured.

The GBI continues to investigate.