A DeKalb County, Georgia, police officer is in critical condition following a shooting at a DeKalb County gas station.
The shooting happened at a RaceTrak gas station at the corner of Lawrenceville Highway (Highway 29) and Northlake Parkway.
According to DeKalb County Director of Public Safety Dr. Cedric Alexander, investigators ran across a car they said was involved in a gun running investigation. Those officers called 911 to have uniformed officers follow the car.
JUST IN: Dash cam video captured the crash, chase and shots fired moments before an officer was shot in DeKalb County. http://2wsb.tv/1Ylpo1d (NOTE: The music was playing inside the car and was not added to the video. The gunshots are not part of the music.)Hear from the man who took this video on Channel 2 Action News at 6.
Posted by WSB-TV on Friday, September 18, 2015
AS REPORTED BY WSB NEWS:
When the uniformed officers caught up to the car, they turned on their blue light and the suspect car then gave chase, according to Alexander.
The chase was very short and ended when the suspects crashed the car into a sign at the gas station. That’s when the two suspects got out, firing guns.
At least two officers got into a shootout with the suspects and one of them was shot in the shoulder, Alexander said.
A DeKalb County police helicopter was deployed to the area to airlift the officer to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
Alexander said one of the suspects surrendered to police at the scene. The other suspect ran into a wooded area around the gas station. A K-9 unit tracked down the suspect and he was taken into custody. (FULL WSB NEWS STORY CONTINUES HERE)