Police officer shot near apartment complex in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say an officer has been shot near an apartment complex in Atlanta.

Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy tell local news media that the officer was alert, conscious and breathing after being shot Saturday afternoon at the Allure at Brookwood apartment complex, about five miles from downtown Atlanta. Police say the officer was wearing a vest.

Police say the officer was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

WSB-TV says a suspect was shot in the shoulder and taken into custody. The television station says another suspect ran into a wooded area behind the apartment complex and was captured later.

It was not immediately clear what transpired before the shootings took place.

Names of the officer and suspects have not been released.

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