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UPDATED: APD Shooting in Inman Park

Suspected car burglar shot dead in fight with police officer.

An Atlanta police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a late-night deadly shooting in Inman Park.

The shooting victim, whom police did not identify, was suspected of breaking into cars behind 429 North Highland Ave. off Washita Avenue.

The responding officer, told homicide investigators that he saw the now-dead man in the parking lot and the two became involved in some altercation leading to the shooting.

The victim, a man believed to be in his early- to mid-30s, died at the scene in the incident, which occurred around 10:50 p.m., police said.

"The officer received abrasions as a result of the altercation. Atlanta Police Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and are investigating the incident," Officer John Chafee, an Atlanta Police Department spokesman, said in a statement, noting the investigation is ongoing.

"At this time, evidence indicates that the suspect did enter a vehicle at the location. Detectives are working to confirm the identity of the suspect."

A gun and screwdriver were recovered at the scene and Chafee told East Atlanta Patch investigators believe they belonged to the victim.

As 2 p.m. Thursday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office had not yet identified the victim.

Rodney September 11, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Well I for one can say and will say I'm glad the punk thug is dead. One less lowlife on the street now.
Nicoli Berishnikov October 10, 2012 at 03:57 PM
These so called "Thugs" your talking about are probably the same "Thugs" that broke into my condo and stole over $20,000 worth of firearms. If the APD would do their FN job, they would set up cars through out neighborhoods in that area with keys left in them and do some FN detective work. The detective that came to my home was a complete FN moron and should have stayed at Dunkin' Donuts. I know who the girl is that set me up, where she lives now, her parents live, aunt and uncle, where her sister is in school and her little felon cousin Bryce is. I had all that information in 15 mins. as the "CSI Team" was still dusting my back door for fingerprints. LOL
Sheep Dog October 11, 2012 at 03:32 AM
@Nicoli... Did you see the person take it? Do you have camera footage? Or you're just going off of a hunch... If so that won't fly in court that's why APD and the CSI didn't pay that info any attention. Without any evidence, witness etc your "hunch" about who did it is useless. Do you have an alarm system or any type of security systems put in place? If not I'd advise you to do so... Policing goes both ways. You can't set yourself up for failure then expect for the police to clean up your ignorant ways :) You sound like those idiots that leave their laptops on the front seat of their car then ask Police why someone broke in their car :( No bueno
Tracy Johnson October 20, 2012 at 11:53 PM
APD sucks!!!!! And u r probably on their payroll, LOL :) APD sucks whoo hoo!!!! signed TJ
Tracy Johnson October 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Buy a gun do it yourself and fck da plce

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