Atlanta Police Capture Alleged Cop Shooter

Atlanta Police Capture Alleged Cop Shooter

Published October 30, 2009

A 41-year-old parolee who was the subject of a massive manhunt for allegedly shooting an Atlanta-area police officer, has been captured.

Authorities say that James Ferrell shot a DeKalb County officer in the knee before fleeing. He was captured Thursday night, about eight hours after the incident, according to DeKalb County Police Officer Jason Gagnon. After receiving a tip about Ferrell’s whereabouts, dozens of officers on foot combed the area with dogs, while helicopters swirled overhead.

Ferrell was already wanted for fleeing, fighting police and hiding from his parole officer, the Journal-Constitution reports.



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