Metro Atlanta police officer, suspect critically injured in 2 related shootings overnight

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — An officer and a suspect are being treated for critical injuries following two related shootings involving police in metro Atlanta, authorities said.

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According to WSB-TV, the incident began shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Newbury Drive in Jonesboro, south of Atlanta. The Clayton County Police Department said Aiyanah Pryor, 25, called 911 to report that she was armed and suicidal. Dispatchers later received a call from the woman’s mother, as well as a third call at 11 p.m., the news station reported.

“Clayton County officers were dispatched to the scene for further investigation,” the department wrote in a Facebook post. “Officer Demika Lloyd arrived on scene and made contact with Aiyanah Pryor. Pryor produced a handgun and fired two shots at Officer Lloyd, striking her.”

More police responded to find Lloyd, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, in the yard, authorities said. Crews rushed her to a nearby hospital in critical condition, WSB-TV reported.

Meanwhile, Pryor fled the area in a black Jeep, driving northbound to Atlanta, the department said. Atlanta police located the Jeep near Macon Drive and Polar Rock Road and approached the vehicle, WSB-TV reported. Pryor then shot at officers, who returned fire, striking her multiple times, police said.

Crews rushed Pryor to a nearby hospital, according to WSB-TV. She is in critical but stable condition, officials said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta police and Clayton County police are investigating the case, authorities said.

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