Authorities ID man killed in Ga. police shooting

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a 52-year-old suburban Atlanta man shot and wounded an officer and a female driver before police fatally shot him at the end of a chase in Fulton County.

On Saturday, an investigator for the Fulton County medical examiner identified the suspect slain in Friday's incident as 52-year-old Curtis Hicks of Marietta. Investigator Mark Ruffin said he had no further details.

Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon said Friday that an officer was shot three times after stopping a truck for a tag violation. He said the shooter fled and wounded a second person, a female driver, while firing at police.

Authorities say officers shot and killed Hicks after he crashed, exited his car and shot at them.

Gordon said both the wounded officer and woman were expected to survive.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


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