The officer was hit in the face but able to return fire, killing the shooter, according to the news station.
While authorities did not confirm that account in an interview with AJC.com, police spokesman Sgt. John Davis did say an officer was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. The officer’s condition is not known.
#BREAKING: Henry County police officer shot, rushed to hospital. I’m in contact with my sources. Suspect is dead. Officer rushed to Grady. —> https://t.co/sMhQg86RUQ— Craig Lucie (@CraigLucie) December 6, 2018
Reporters to follow: @SteveGWSB, @DaveHWSB
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on the scene of the shooting, which is near a dentist office on Jonesboro Road.
GBI now on scene. Large police presence at dentist office where Henry County officer shot. Looks like front doors open with van parked near front and backed in pic.twitter.com/84GdpmQop8— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) December 6, 2018
Henry County authorities are asking drivers to avoid the area of Jonesboro Road and Wesley Lakes Boulevard near McDonough.
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“The scene has been secured,” police said on Facebook. “There is no elevated risk to the public’s safety at this time.
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