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Suspect critical after being shot by officer in confrontation at Atlanta home

Atlanta police are investigating after one of their own shot an allegedly armed suspect during a confrontation in southwest Atlanta, police said.
Atlanta police are investigating after one of their own shot an allegedly armed suspect during a confrontation in southwest Atlanta, police said.
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A suspect was in critical condition Thursday after being shot by an officer Thursday in southwest Atlanta.

So far, police have not identified the suspect who was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. at 965 Welch St., according to Atlanta police.

Narcotics investigators were serving a search warrant at the home when they allegedly encountered the armed suspect, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said.

“At some point during the encounter shots were fired and the suspect was struck at least one time,” Officer Chafee said. He did not say where the suspect was shot.

The suspect's weapon was recovered at the scene and narcotics were allegedly located in the home, police said.

It’s unclear if there were anyone else inside the home and police have not provided any details on what prompted them to obtain a search warrant for the home.

It’s also unclear how many officers were involved in the incident.

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