DeKalb Officer Shot by Homeowner when Police responded to Wrong Home


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Officials with the DeKalb County Police Department say they responded to the wrong home when a police officer was shot in the leg.

DeKalb County Director of Public Safety Cedric Alexander told Channel 2 Action News police officers were called to the 1500 block of Boulderwoods Drive off Bouldercrest Road for a report of a suspicious person in the neighborhood.

Alexander said the caller did not give a numerical address, only a description of a home where the suspicious person was seen.

Alexander said the officers found a home they thought fit the description and went to a backyard.

That’s when police said the shooting took place. Alexander said they are still trying to determine the events that led to the shooting, but he confirmed the officer and homeowner were both shot in the leg. A dog was killed in the process.

“A lot is yet to be determined here as to what and when shots were fired, how the officer received injuries, how the homeowner received injuries,” Alexander said. “But we did respond to the wrong residence tonight.”

Alexander said the officer was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where they have undergone surgery and is in critical condition.

The homeowner that was shot is expected to be OK. Continue Reading

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