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Clayton Co. officer shoots burglary suspect
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CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A burglary suspect was hurt in a shootout with Clayton County Police Thursday afternoon in Ellenwood, in the second of two incidents.

Four suspects were taken into custody after the incident, which started as a burglary call on Katherine Village Drive. When officers arrived there, they found two suspects trying to break into a house there, One fled on foot, and was quickly apprehended. The second suspect was ready for a gunfight with police.

"The suspect trying to flee in the vehicle was armed with a Beretta 9 mm semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine," said Clayton County Police Chief Michael Register. "During the attempted arrest, the suspect that was armed was shot."

The suspect was shot in the torso and is expected to be okay. The officers who were involved were not injured. 

The second burglary actually happened about an hour earlier, when two other suspects were taken into custody at another home break-in nearby.

 

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