Police officer shot in SW Atlanta - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Police officer shot in SW Atlanta

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

An Atlanta police officer was shot in the face after a chase with a suspect on Friday, according to authorities.

The shooting occurred in the area of Ralph David Abernathy and Lee Street by the West End Mall, Campos said. The officer responded to a report of someone selling drugs and ended up in a foot chase with the suspect, who at some point fired at the officer, hitting him in the face, according to Lt. Paul Guerrucci of the Atlanta Police Department.

Police said they detained a suspect on Victoria Court and are questioning him in regards to the shooting.

Gunshots were heard on Victoria Court, but it was unclear where those shots originated. The suspect was not injured, FOX 5's Justin Gray reports.

The injured officer was identified as 35-year-old Reggie Robinson. Officials said that he graduated from the police academy in November.

Robinson was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and is preliminarily listed in stable condition, according to Carlos Campos of the Atlanta Police Department.

Officers said the bullet entered Robinson's chin and exited through his cheek. He was said to be alert and responsive.

Colleagues of the injured officer gathered at the hospital to show support.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Woman missing from health care facility

    Woman missing from health care facility

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:29:43 GMT
    Roswell police are searching for a woman who was reported missing from a health care facility.
    Roswell police are searching for a woman who was reported missing from a health care facility.
  • Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:03:45 GMT
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices