Massive police presence at Gwinnett County apartment complex after shooting involving officer NewsChopper 2 was above the stage at the Anzio apartments, where there were dozens and dozens of police vehicles, including squad cars and SWAT vehicles.
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities say a deputy was shot and a suspect is in custody following a police pursuit in Gwinnett County.
NewsChopper 2 was above the stage at the Anzio Apartments, where several dozen vehicles, including squad cars and SWAT vehicles, were parked in the complex and on the road in both directions.
We’ll have live updates from the scene on WSB tonight at 11pm on Channel 2.
Gwinnett County Police confirmed that a deputy was shot. The deputy who was injured has not been identified, but the sheriff’s office said it believes the deputy’s injuries were not life-threatening.
The MP was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
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Tony Thomas, Gwinnett County Bureau Chief of Channel 2 confirmed deputies were trying to stop a stolen car when the driver drove off and began shooting at pursuing officers.
The shooter then barricaded himself inside the car stolen from the resort.
A Channel 2 Action News the viewer shared a video of the sound of dozens of gunshots being fired outside the compound.
The man in the car was eventually taken into custody. He was then taken to a nearby hospital to be examined for possible injuries.
Just before 7 p.m., SWAT teams launched a robot, which then probed a car that had crashed into a fence. At some point, some sort of smoke bomb was thrown at the car.
Several Channel 2 Action News viewers called in for seeing numerous police calls just before 6 p.m.
Residents appear to have been evacuated from at least part of the complex.
Investigators said roads around the apartment complex are expected to reopen soon.
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