Police: Suspect was picking up gun when officer fired

 DeKalb County Police searched for a suspect after he dropped a gun while running away.

Major S.R. Fore with DeKalb County Police said an officer conducted a traffic stop Thursday afternoon. The driver jumped out of the car and starting running.

As he was running from police, the suspect dropped a handgun. He was reaching down to pick up the gun as the officer was approaching. The officer fired his weapon, but "we do not believe the suspect was hit," Major Fore said.

Police launched a search. Just after 4:00, 11Alive SkyTracker showed police taking a man into custody. Major Fore confirmed the man arrested was the suspect from the traffic stop.


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