ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A local police officer was shot and hospitalized after a shootout in which one man is left dead.
The Alpharetta police officer was engaged in a routine traffic stop on South Main Street in Alpharetta. When he approached the driver, the man shot the officer, hitting him in the abdomen, police say.
The suspect then fled the scene, driving south on Main Street (Ga. 9). The officer was able to radio for help.
A Roswell police officer saw the suspect vehicle and chased it onto Holcomb Bridge Road and Ga. 400. The chase entered Sandy Springs, where the suspect's car crashed near Northridge Drive. The suspect fled the scene and, when Alpharetta and Roswell police closed in, engaged in a shootout with police. He was killed at the scene.
The Alpharetta officer who was shot was taken to North Fulton Hospital, where he is in stable condition.
A portion of Ga. 400 is closed as the investigation is conducted.