Jul 28, 2014

UPDATE: Suspects Captured in Cobb Police Officer Shooting

Shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after a traffic stop near Powers Ferry Road and I-285.

UPDATE: Suspects Captured in Cobb Police Officer Shooting

UPDATE: 12:30 p.m.:

Late Tuesday morning, Cobb police arrested the three suspects connected to the early morning shooting of a Cobb police officer.

The suspect whom authorities believe to be the shooter was captured without incident in the stairwell of an abandoned house off of Akers Mill Road in the Akers Ridge subdivision

Arrested was James A. Phillips, 36, of Woodstock, and the two other suspects, a man and woman. Phillips has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and is in the county jail without bond.

The eight-hour manhunt to bring the trio into custody featured more than 100 officers, including those from the Marietta and Sandy Springs police departments.

The injured officer, whose name has not been released, suffered a gunshot to the upper body and is reportedly in stable condition at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

This is a developing story.

Original Story

Several local police agencies are seeking a trio of suspects who are connected with an early Tuesday morning shooting that has left a Cobb police officer in stable condition at a local hospital.

According to Cobb Police Officer Mike Bowman, the shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. after a traffic stop near Powers Ferry Road and I-285. The officer pulled over a blue Volvo, which was being followed by a red 2011 Ford Fusion with Georgia tag BEX 3690

Authorities found the Volvo at a nearby apartment complex, but are still searching for the Ford Fusion.

Police are looking for three suspects, two men and a woman. One of the males is described by Bowman as white, in his late 20s, with a crew cut and a “Nike Swoosh” tattoo under one of his eyes. He was wearing a red shirt over a black hoodie and denim shorts over black sweatpants.

Bowman told Patch the woman is white with long dirty blonde hair and is wearing a wool cap, a gray shirt and a beige hooded jacket. There is no description for the other male police are searching for.

It is not known how many shots were fired, nor if the officer involved returned fire. This is a developing story and check back with Patch for updates.

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