FOREST PARK, Ga. - Authorities say a man shot two police officers and was later found dead behind a home south of Atlanta.
Forest Park police said in a news release that two officers responded at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a man driving recklessly on a motorcycle and not wearing a helmet. When they tried to make contact, he fled on foot.
Police say the officers followed the man behind a house, and both officers were shot during an exchange of gunfire. Other officers found 30-year-old Jacob Bailey dead behind the house.
Police Sgt. Kelli Flanigan said Bailey died from a gunshot wound, but it’s not clear who fired the shot.
One officer suffered a non-life-threatening wound and the other was listed in critical condition. Police say the officers’ names will be released once their families have been contacted.