This image courtesy CBS46 shows the APD apprehending the two robbery suspects.

This image courtesy CBS46 shows the APD apprehending the two robbery suspects.

An off-duty Atlanta Police officer shot two robbery suspects as they were fleeing from Lenox Square in Buckhead on Thursday, May 7, at around 5:25 p.m.

According to the police report, an APD officer was working an off-duty job directing traffic at the intersection of Lenox and Piedmont roads. Officers at Lenox Mall had received information from security personnel about individuals attempting to break-into cars in the parking lot and issued a lookout.

The off-duty APD officer directing traffic, observed the vehicle matching the description approaching the intersection. The driver of the vehicle became aware of the officers attempting to stop the vehicle and subsequently drove the vehicle in the direction of the officer directing traffic, at which time the officer directing traffic at the intersection fired his weapon at least three times.

The vehicle left the scene, but struck a garage door in the rear of an apartment complex at 3432 Piedmont Road. Two males ran from the vehicle, but were apprehended. Both males appeared to have been shot. They were taken to Grady for treatment. The vehicle in which the suspects were driving had been stolen from Downtown Atlanta earlier on Thursday.

The investigation continues.

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