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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 04:19 PM

1 dead, 12 injured in shootings in just over 12 hours in Atlanta

Source: AJC

At least a dozen people were injured and one was killed in Atlanta overnight during a slew of shootings that happened in just over 12 hours.

The spurt of violence began when a man wielding a knife was shot by an off-duty Georgia State Patrol trooper about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

According to the GBI, the state trooper was getting gas at the BP on Boulevard near I-20 when he saw one man chase another into the store and followed them.

“Witnesses report that one man was armed with a knife and was attempting to stab the other man,” GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said in a news release. “The trooper gave commands for the man to drop the knife. The trooper left the store, and the man with the knife followed him.”

Authorities said the man advanced toward the trooper as he backed away and told him to drop the weapon, prompting the trooper to shoot the man. The man, who has not been identified, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/news/1-dead-12-injured-in-shootings-in-just-over-12-hours-in-atlanta/EF5R5UY46ZAJHLXY4HW46GAQ6E/

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