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Police: Officer shot in Clayton County identified, released from hospital

The alleged shooter turned himself in late Wednesday night.

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.

UPDATE: Suspect 25-year-old Arterio Crumbley turned himself in to the Clayton County Jail late Wednesday night, according to the Clayton County Police Department.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Clayton County police officer shot on Wednesday amid an alleged armed robbery has been identified and released from the hospital. The suspect, however, is still at large.

Clayton County Police Sgt. Julia Issac said the incident began when officers were responding to an armed robbery call in front of a business along Riverdale Road.

RELATED: Officer shot in Clayton County, police search for suspect

"My understanding is upon his immediate arrival, he [the officer] was met with gunfire," Clayton County Chief of Police Kevin Robert said.  

Police said the officer was shot in his waist. He is expected to survive his injuries and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The Clayton County Police Department later confirmed to 11Alive that the officer shot in the incident is Officer Ryan Richey. Officer Richey has since also been released from the hospital, the department said.

Credit: Clayton County police
Photo of the alleged suspect in a Clayton County shooting that injured an officer and one other.

The suspect, identified by police as 25-year-old Arterio Crumbley, sparked a manhunt after allegedly fleeing the scene of an armed robbery at 5436 Riverdale Road in College Park--where Officer Richey and an unidentified victim were both shot. The unidentified victim was shot in the hand and is expected to survive, police said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Arterio Crumbley is being asked to not approach him and instead call 911, or contact the Clayton County Police Department at 770-473-3747.

Credit: Clayton County Police Department

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