Off-Duty Atlanta Police Officer Shoots Burglary Suspect at His Own Home

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At approximately 5:00 am on March 5, 2024, an attempted break-in occurred at an apartment unit situated at 1620 Hollywood Rd NW. The situation escalated when the resident, identified as an off-duty Atlanta Police Officer, responded by using a firearm against the suspect.

Although the suspect avoided being shot, they sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the encounter, primarily from a fall. Atlanta Police Zone 1 Officers swiftly intervened, detaining the suspect temporarily. Subsequently, the suspect was taken into custody and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The identity of the suspect remains undisclosed at this time. Investigators have been deployed to the scene to ascertain the details surrounding the incident. The investigation is ongoing.