DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A DeKalb County police officer has shot a man who was a suspect in a daytime burglary attempt.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that one of three suspects in the attempted Tuesday morning burglary of a DeKalb County home was hiding and was shot in the arm when he surprised officers.
Police spokesman Mekka Parish said a woman called police about 10:30 a.m. and said there was a break-in at her home.
James Norwood told Channel 2 Action News that he got a frantic phone call from his wife, Prince Norwood, at around 10:30 a.m.
"She said, 'Someone is breaking into the house, and I'm hiding in the closet,'" James Norwood said. "My first thought was to call 9-1-1."
He then drove30 minutes from his job in Covington to his southeast DeKalb County home.
"I couldn't get in touch with her anymore," he said.
"She barricaded herself inside her room," Parish said of Prince Norwood.
When police arrived they found two men hiding in the attic of the home. A third suspect fled to a home more than a mile away and hid in a shed in the rear of the house.
DeKalb Police Chief Cedric Alexander said the suspect was shot when he jumped out in front of the officer.
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