I wonder what he was a suspect of? Just carrying a gun? This could get interesting.Suspect Shot at Centennial Park
Web Editor: Tracey Christensen
Last Modified: 4/12/2007 4:24:36 PM
A man armed with a handgun inside Centennial Olympic Park was shot by a Georgia World Congress Center police officer Thursday.
According to authorities, the responding police officers gave two commands for the suspect to drop the small-caliber handgun he was carrying. When the suspect refused, one of the officers shot him, reportedly in the leg. The suspect was transported to the hospital and his condition was not immediately known.
The area has been closed to pedestrian traffic. The Georgia World Congress Center police are handling the investigation.
Just last Tuesday, a man fatally shot his girlfriend, setting off a scare in the CNN Center building, which is located next to Centennial Olympic Park. Witnesses said Arthur Mann, 39, argued with his ex-girlfriend Clara Riddles, 22, and began to drag her down an escalator before shooting her in the face. Mann was shot by a CNN Center security guard.