Ga. officer shoots man accused of taking hostages

by AP

CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) - A police officer in Chamblee fatally shot a man accused of taking hostages inside an auto parts store.

Police said they received a call just before midnight Monday reporting that five employees were tied up inside an Autozone on Buford Highway.

WSB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1qmu2tI ) that a man tried running away when officers arrived. Authorities said the man pulled a gun when the officers tried to arrest him.

Chamblee Police Capt. Ernesto Ford said one of the officers fatally shot the suspect during a struggle. No other injuries were reported.

Agents at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are examining the circumstances of the shooting.

Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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