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Clayton County police officer responding to shooting report shot

Clayton County police officer responding to shooting report shot
Clayton County police officer responding to shooting report shot

A woman was arrested after allegedly shooting a Georgia police officer in the arm early Friday morning while responding to reports of shooting at an apartment complex, authorities said.

The Clayton County police officer, whose name has not been released, was treated at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta shortly after 4:15 a.m. for the injury described as non-fatal, Police Chief Kevin Roberts told the mass media.

Roberts said officers were called to an apartment complex in Jonesboro after receiving reports of gunfire.

When they arrived, they spoke with a person who said someone shot him in the apartments during a dispute, he said.

Occupants of an apartment, who were not involved in the initial shooting incident, assumed the officer was trying to break into their home, Roberts said. The woman saw the officer’s flashlight and began firing from inside.

Police arrested LaShonda Person, 49, on two counts of reckless conduct in connection with the officer’s shooting.

It was not immediately known if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

The suspects in the original shooting call are still at large, but there was evidence that a gun was fired in the corridor of one of the buildings, Roberts said, adding that no one was injured in that shooting.

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