Police come under gunfire in Atlanta

Police come under gunfire in Atlanta
HEARTBREAKING: A police officer and a local child place flowers on a memorial at the B-Quik gas station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A former Marine set out to ambush police in Baton Rouge, authorities said, a day after law enforcement officers were killed in the attack. (AP)
Updated 19 July 2016

Police come under gunfire in Atlanta

Police come under gunfire in Atlanta

ATLANTA: A gunman inside a gun shop near Atlanta began shooting at police officers, who returned fire after responding to reports of a break-in at the business shortly before dawn Tuesday, Marietta police said.
No injuries were reported and four suspects have been apprehended at the Deercreek Gunshop in Marietta, just northwest of Atlanta, Marietta police Officer Brittany Wallace told The Associated Press.
Officers responding to a report of a burglary noticed movement on top of and inside the building, and soon apprehended two suspects, Wallace said. A third suspect inside the business fired on the officers, who returned fire, but no one was hit by the gunshots, she said. A fourth suspect came out of the business with his hands up.
Police were using an armored police vehicle to make entry into the gun store, Wallace said shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday.
“We don’t know whether there are any other suspects inside the business, so that’s why we’re taking it slow and making sure everyone goes home today,” Wallace said.
Police were responding to a report of a burglary at the business when they came under attack. Wallace said she didn’t know exactly how the report was received by police, but she said there were no signs of any type of ambush or attempt to lure officers to the store. Police nationwide have been on high alert in the wake of recent killings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Video from a television news helicopter showed officers taking cover behind police cars outside the gun store.