Suspect shot, killed in I-75 struggle with officer

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police say a suspect was shot and killed during a roadside struggle with a Clayton County police officer along Interstate 75 south of Atlanta during the morning rush hour.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/1bi7oKW) that the gunfire happened around 8 a.m. alongside I-75 northbound, just south of Old Dixie Highway.

Clayton County police Capt. Steve Branham said an officer on his way to work witnessed what appeared to be a crime in progress. Branham gave no details on the crime, but said the suspect fled when approached by the officer.

Branham said that when the officer caught up with him, the suspect began fighting with the officer and appeared to be taking the officer's weapon. Branham said the gun discharged during the struggle, killing the person. The officer wasn't hurt.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com



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