Georgia woman allegedly shot female police officer, later injured in shootout with Atlanta police


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A Georgia woman allegedly shot a female police officer in Clayton County overnight Wednesday before becoming involved in a shootout with Atlanta police after driving north into the city.

The suspect was shot by Atlanta police after shooting at officers, police said.

The police officer and the suspect were hospitalized.

Clayton County police officers first responded to a home in Jonesboro, Georgia, for reports of a suicidal person, the Clayton County Police Department said.

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The Clayton County police officer was shot on Newbury Drive, according to the report.
(FOX 5)

Officer Demika Lloyd made contact with the suspect, identified as Aiyanah Pryor, 25. Pryor had called police threatening to kill himself, the department said.

Pryor then brandished a handgun and shot Lloyd before fleeing in a Jeep, police said. Lloyd, who has been with the force for a year and a half, was rushed to hospital, stabilized and was undergoing surgery, Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts said during the interview. a press conference.

“She will make it through and we are praying for her speedy recovery,” he said of Lloyd, who he said did “exceptionally well” with the department.

The suspect was shot during a confrontation with Atlanta police.

The suspect was shot during a confrontation with Atlanta police.
(FOX 5)

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The department issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for Pryor’s Jeep and Atlanta police arrested it after it drove north into the city.

Pryor allegedly shot Atlanta officers after they told him to show his hands. Officers returned fire and she was taken to hospital in critical condition, the two police departments said.

No Atlanta officers were injured.

Both the officer and the suspect were taken to hospital, according to the report.

Both the officer and the suspect were taken to hospital, according to the report.
(FOX 5)

Acting Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said he wanted to commend the department’s officers for their “gallantry this morning. They were in the area looking for this assailant to hire him before she cannot harm him again. Our officers acted decisively and courageously and I want to commend them for their efforts.”

He said they were praying for the recovery of the officer and the suspect.

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The Clayton County Police Department, Atlanta Police Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigations are investigating the shooting.

This story is about suicide. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please contact Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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