Breaking: Dekalb County Police Officer Shot Near Atlanta

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A Dekalb County police officer was shot tonight during a burglary call near Atlanta.
The shooting occurred in the 1500 block of Boulder Woods Drive.
11 Alive reported:

A DeKalb County police officer was shot in the line of duty after police responded to the wrong house on Monday, authorities said.

The incident happened on Boulderwoods Drive around 7:35 p.m. The officer was responding to a burglary in progress call.

The injured officer was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition, according to DeKalb County Public Safety Director Dr. Cedric Alexander. The officer “lost a lot of blood” after suffering an injury in his thigh. He was headed into surgery as of 8:45 p.m., Alexander said.

A homeowner also suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and has been transported to the hospital. Police on the scene told 11Alive’s Blayne Alexander that the homeowner’s family dog was also killed in the incident.

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