A man was arrested after allegedly firing shots at police officers in a marked patrol car Wednesday afternoon in northeast Atlanta.
Mr. Derrick Lamar Byron, 27, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault against peace officers, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of firearm during the commission of a crime, according to Atlanta police.
The officers were not injured in the incident, which happened around 2:50 p.m. at Irwin and Sampson streets, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said.
The officers were parked at 660 Irwin St. monitoring traffic in the area when they heard gunfire, Officer Chafee said.
“The officers then observed a male firing a handgun at them from the area of 640 Irwin St.,” Officer Chafee said.
Officers radioed for assistance ran after the suspect.
“The male dropped the weapon as he ran and officers were able to take him into custody without any injuries,” Officer Chafee said. “Several buildings were struck by the gunfire, but no one was injured. “
The officers did not fire their weapons, the spokesman said.
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