EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting at Atlanta officers last week was shot and killed Friday after getting into a shootout with authorities trying to arrest him, a police spokesman said.
East Point police Capt. Cliff Chandler said agents from the U.S. Marshals Service were trying to arrest the suspect in the July 27 shooting after tracking him to the Parkside at Camp Creek apartment complex in East Point.
Chandler would not release the suspect's name.
They were trying to serve an arrest warrant for aggravated assault against police officers but the man would not come out of his apartment, he said.
Authorities eventually breached the front door, and the suspect opened fire on the marshals, who returned fire.
A man who lives in the apartment complex told WSB-TV (http://2wsb.tv/2asQlfc ) he was on his way to work when he saw about a dozen patrol cars coming into the apartment complex.
"I thought this was going to be some kind of serve a warrant, knock type of thing, and then all of a sudden I heard, 'Drop your gun.' That's when I knew it was getting serious," Lance McFalls told the station. He said the gunfire lasted for more than a minute.
No one was wounded in last week's shooting at the police officers. Authorities said at the time that they thought the suspect was suffering from mental illness.