Georgia Police Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

Zachary Hansen, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
DeKALB COUNTY, Georgia — A DeKalb County police officer was shot and killed by a suspect Thursday during a traffic stop on Candler Road, authorities said.
The officer, who has not been named, pulled over a male suspect near I-20 around 5 p.m., DeKalb police Chief James Conroy said at a news conference.
The suspect ran away, and when the officer pursued, the man pulled out a handgun and shot the officer, Conroy said.
The officer was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital before succumbing to his injuries. Conroy said he had been with the department for about a year and a half.
The suspect ran and hid behind a business on Candler Road, and a police dog ended up helping other officers find him, Conroy sai…

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