Man accused of shooting at officer arrested in Atlanta

Man accused of shooting at officer arrested in Atlanta

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Andrey McLaughlin (Credit: Burlington, N.C., police)
  • Story Highlights
  • Andrey McLaughlin was sought by police in Burlington, N.C.
  • He allegedly fired multiple shots in an officer’s direction after a traffic stop in April.
  • He was arrested Tuesday at Woodruff Park in Atlanta.

A man who allegedly shot in an officer’s direction after running from a North Carolina traffic stop was arrested in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday night, authorities said.

Andrey McLaughlin was arrested without incident at Woodruff Park, Burlington, N.C., police Lt. B.L. Currie said in a Facebook post. McLaughlin will be extradited to North Carolina.

McLaughlin fired multiple shots after he ran from a traffic stop about 1:22 a.m. April 29, according to police. The officer was not injured and did not return fire.

Two Burlington officers stopped the car because it had an expired tag, according to the post.

Two people were in the car, and McLaughlin ran, police said. One of the officers pursued McLaughlin before the shots were fired.

Atlanta police, the FBI, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service helped to capture McLaughlin, according to Burlington police.

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