Three Atlanta Officers Shot by Suspect with Handgun

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Three Atlanta police officers were shot, and a suspect allegedly armed with a handgun was killed, just after 5 p.m. Saturday.

The officers’ wounds are not life-threatening.

Police were called about a man with a gun and officers arrived on scene to find the man allegedly armed with both a gun and a knife, ABC News reported.

An exchange of gunfire occurred leaving three officers wounded. The suspect was killed during the exchange.

11 Alive quoted Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum saying, “[The officers] did encounter an individual that’s armed with a handgun and a knife. During that encounter, there was a struggle.”

Late Saturday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted that one officer has been released from the hospital.

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