Atlanta police say officers shot two of four home invasion suspects, killing one, in southwest Atlanta on Friday. They say the suspects tried to break into a home on Richland Road.
Police say several women were in the house at the time. They say one of them hid under a bed, and called 911 while the suspects were in the home.
Authorities say officers were able to respond quickly. When they arrived at the scene, they were confronted by suspects attempting to flee out of the same rear door they broke into, and gunfire ensued. Two suspects were hit by gunfire, and transported to Grady Hospital. One of the suspects later died at the hospital.
No officers were injured during the shooting, say police.
"Once they got here, they did engage those individuals that were perpetrating the home invasion. During that engagement shots were fired. Subsequent to that at least two of the perpetrators were hit by gunfire. One of those individuals has expired as a result of those gunshot wounds he sustained," Lt. Paul Guerrucci of the Atlanta Police Department.
Police say one of the officers also shot at a charging dog.
According to authorities, dogs were used to track the remaining two suspects. They are still at large.
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