FOREST PARK, Ga. -- New information is coming to light in the death of a man accused of shooting two Forest Park police officers Wednesday morning.
Jacob Bailey was found dead behind a house after allegedly shooting the officers but it was unclear if he died at the hands of police or by shooting himself. According to initial GBI analysis, the bullet that killed Bailey belonged to one of the Forest Park police officers he's accused of shooting.
The agency sent a tweet saying, "early indication is that during the exchange of gunfire, a bullet from one of the officers’ firearms struck Bailey, causing his death."
Both of those officers are recovering in the hospital. According to Forest Park police, Officer Demarkus Hutcherson was shot in the leg and is recovering well. Officer Tim Sterrett was shot in the neck area and is in ICU after surgery where he is expected to remain for some time.
Officers responded to a call of man driving recklessly on a motorcycle on Mitchell Street, which is near Forest Park Middle School around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday. That man was Bailey. He allegedly got off of the vehicle and fled on foot. He ended up behind a house. Once the officers rounded the corner, the suspect opened fire on them, police said.
Responding officers got the injured officers out of the way and set up a perimeter, according to police.
Forest Park Police Major Chris Matson said later Bailey was found dead behind a house. The shooting placed Forest Park Middle School on lockdown as a precaution.