Car break-in suspect critically injured in shootout with Atlanta cops

ATLANTA, Ga (AP) — Atlanta police say a man is hospitalized after a shootout with an officer investigating car break-ins.

Police tell local news outlets officers responded early Thursday morning after receiving a report of someone breaking into cars. Police say the officers spotted a man hiding behind a vehicle. They say the suspect then jumped, shot at the officers and one officer returned fire, striking the suspect.

Police say the suspect suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot multiple times.

Officers say they were not shot but the one who fired at the suspect suffered a minor injury.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will take over the officer-involved shooting case.

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