Atlanta officer shot by security guard while investigating burglary, police say

An Atlanta police officer was shot in northwest Atlanta Thursday morning.

According to police, officers were called to a shoe store on Marietta Street just after 5:30 a.m. in reference to a possible burglary.

While investigating the burglary, a single shot was fired outside of the business and hit the officer.

Police say they believe the person who fired the shot was a security guard at the business. That security guard has been detained and is being questioned. Investigators have not commented on the circumstances surrounding why the shot was fired.

Other officers on the scene began providing aid to the officer right after the shooting, including applying a tourniquet.

WSB was on the scene when police escorted an ambulance to Grady Memorial Hospital. Atlanta police said the officer, who is a four-year veteran of the department, is stable.

The officer’s name has not been released and it’s unclear where he was shot.

This is the second officer-involved shooting in Atlanta in two days. On Wednesday, an Atlanta police officer shot and killed a man at Roaster’s on Lenox Road after the man grabbed the off-duty officer’s service weapon.

>> Stay with 95.5 WSB for updates.

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