DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A DeKalb County police officer shot multiple times while responding to a call early Thursday is expected to recover, authorities said.

Officers responding to a person shot call around 12:30 a.m. on Hodgdon Corners Cove were immediately met with gunfire by a man hiding between two homes, according to DeKalb County Police Maj. Jerry Lewis. Officers returned fire, Lewis said.

One officer was struck and transported to a hospital, where he underwent surgery Thursday morning. He was identified by police as Derek Nunn. 

"He's going to be recovering from his injuries," Lewis said.

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Investigators later determined that the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Otis Walker, had shot his girlfriend after a domestic dispute. That woman was later pronounced dead.

Police continued to search for Walker Thursday morning. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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DeKalb OIS Suspect Otis Walker
DeKalb Police Dept.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to assist with the investigation, which is standard in any officer-involved shooting.

There is a $10,000 reward for information leading to Walker's arrest. The public can call 404-577-8477.

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