CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Editor's note: On April 13, the Clayton County District Attorney's office confirmed to 11Alive that it dropped the charges against the Arterio Crumbley, who was accused of shooting officer Ryan Richey.
Crumbley's girlfriend has allowed 11Alive to continue using the photos of him in connection to the case.
An hours-long manhunt for the suspect accused of shooting a police officer ended late Wednesday night when he surrendered to authorities.
It all began earlier that day when officers responded to an armed robbery call off Riverdale Road. A police officer, later identified as Ryan Richey, was shot in the waist area while responding to the alleged crime. The victim of the robbery was also shot in the hand, police said. Both are expected to survive.
The suspect, 25-year-old Arterio Crumbley, is being held in the Clayton County Jail and is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday morning.
Northcutt Elementary, North Clayton Middle and North Clayton High were placed on lockdown as a precaution to ensure the safety of all students and staff, Clayton County Schools said. Officials later allowed students to leave under "heightened security." Students who would normally normally walk home on their own were taken home by Clayton County School Police.
Officer Richey was released from the hospital late Wednesday.