Atlanta, Ga. Officer shot; suspect in custody

An Atlanta police officer was shot Saturday near Piedmont Healthcare, police said. A suspect is in custody


Atlanta Police Department Officials report that an Atlanta Police officer was shot on the Peachtree Valley Road. They state that his vest protected him and that a suspect is in custody. 

The officer was alert, conscious and breathing, police spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy said. The officer is alert, conscious and breathing.  The officer was transported to Grady Hospital.

Atlanta Police Dept ‏@Atlanta_Police 42m42 minutes ago

APD Officer shot in Zone 2 in @Cityofatlanta His vest protected him. We appreciate your prayers.

There was no further word on the condition of the suspect or what sparked the incident of the shooting.

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