A Georgia police officer was shot in the shoulder during a "running gun battle" near an Atlanta-area gas station Friday afternoon, NBC News reports.
The DeKalb County police officer was not identified, but the bullet wound was characterized as a "through and through." The officer is conscious and alert at a hospital, DeKalb County Public Safety Director Dr. Cedric Alexander told reporters.
Two suspects were taken into custody, and were not wounded, he said.
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"These officers did an extraordinary job today," Alexander said. At least two officers fired during the shootout. "This was a running gun battle," he said.