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Alleged cop killer moved from Grady to Fulton County jail

The man accused of shooting and killing a veteran Fulton County police officer was moved from Grady Memorial Hospital to jail Friday, according to a spokesman for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.

Amanuel Menghesha, 42, of Fairburn, allegedly shot Terence Avery Green in a south Fulton neighborhood on March 4. Green, 48, died after being shot in the back of the head.

Officers returned fire striking Menghesha, who survived and was transported to Grady for treatment. Hours later, Mengheshaa was charged in his hospital bed with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during a felony, according to police.

Menghesha’s injuries were not life-threatening, but he spent more than two weeks in the hospital. On Friday, he was transported to the Fulton County jail, spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said. Menghesha is expected to make his first court appearance Saturday at 11 a.m. at the jail.

Fulton police had been called before to Menghesha’s home in the 7000 block of Parks Trail. In November, he was arrested after allegedly assaulting his daughter and choking and threatening to kill his fiancée. He was due in court to answer the charges just days before he allegedly killed Green.

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Early on March 4, several residents called 911 reporting gunfire, and Green was among the officers who responded. By the time police arrived, Menghesha had left the home and wandered three blocks away, to Chastain Way, shooting indiscriminately, Fulton police Chief Cassandra Jones said. Investigators believe Menghesha was intoxicated.

Green, a 22-year veteran of the department, was well known in the community where he worked. The father of four attended high school in East Point and Morris Brown College before becoming an officer.

His close-knit group of friends called him a hero for protecting and serving the community. Thousands attended Green’s funeral, including law enforcement officers from across Georgia.

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