Georgia police officer shot, circumstances unclear

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ATLANTA, GA -- A police officer in Georgia has been shot in and is being taken to a hospital.

DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish said the officer was shot Monday night but she didn't immediately have any details about the circumstances of the shooting.

She said the officer would undergo surgery at the hospital. The extent of the officer's injuries was not immediately known.

The shooting happened about in a neighborhood about 5 miles from Atlanta.

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