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Security guard arrested, accused of shooting APD officer during burglary investigation in West Midtown

A security guard was detained and being questioned.

ATLANTA — An officer with the Atlanta Police Department was shot Thursday morning during a possible burglary taking place at a shoe store just before 6 a.m., according to the department's assistant chief.

Crews responded to the scene in West Midtown - not far from the popular Bar Taco restaurant in that area. It appears the burglary was at A Ma Maniere located at 969 Marietta Street based on the location and address provided by officers. 

Atlanta Police said officers have arrested a security guard and detectives "were able to establish probable cause" to secure warrants. In an afternoon update, authorities identified the guard as Paul Augustin. The 41-year-old is now facing an aggravated assault charge and is accused of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and reckless conduct. 

Augustin is being held in the Fulton County Jail. 

According to Asst. Chief Darin Schierbaum, the 4-year veteran of the department was shot and is expected to be okay. APD said he is in "good spirits."

The owners of the store took 11Alive toward the back where they showed a hole in the cinderblock wall - stating it is where the alleged break-in occurred. 

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Police had the intersection of Marietta Street and Howell Mill blocked off for some time during the initial investigation. It has since been cleared as of 9 a.m. 

Officers said the investigations into the burglary and the shooting of the officer are still ongoing. 

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