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2 officers shot near Atlanta
Both expected to survive
APTOPIX Police Office Ledb
Crime scene tape blocks of the area of an apartment complex where authorities say two police officers were shot, leading to a neighborhood search for the suspected gunman in Decatur. DeKalb County police Capt. Stephen Fore says both officers suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
DECATUR, Ga. — Two men accused of invading a home outside Atlanta opened fire on two police officers with an AK-47 assault rifle Friday morning, causing a gunbattle that left four people injured and a lengthy manhunt by heavily armed authorities. DeKalb County police officers Tony Luong and Devon Perry were sent to an apartment complex — described by officials and neighbors as prone to crime and gunfire — near the interstate around 6:45 a.m. to investigate a reported home invasion. The officers had barely gotten out of their cars when two suspects left an apartment and opened fire, police said.
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