Fugitive squad to search for shooting suspect

Fugitive squad to search for shooting suspect

Authorities say a fugitive squad will continue the hunt for a man accused of shooting at an officer during a chase south of Atlanta.

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a fugitive squad will continue the hunt for a man accused of shooting at an officer during a chase south of Atlanta.

WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1rp4ocv) that police searched throughout the night and into Friday morning for a gunman after a shootout in a school parking lot in College Park.

College Park Police Deputy Chief Ferman Williford says an officer was chasing a theft suspect Thursday evening when he shot at the officer and continued running. Williford says the officer returned fire.

Williford says the officer wasn't hurt, but a bystander may have suffered a leg wound.

Williford says the suspect is armed and dangerous.

He is described as black with a medium brown complexion, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a slim build.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

 

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