College Park police and the male suspect exchanged fire during a foot pursuit near Heritage Elementary School. Prior to the shooting, police responded to a nearby discount mall in College Park, where a business reported a cell phone theft, Lester said. When police arrived, they encountered the suspect, who then fled on foot. The chase went about a block, and into Fulton County’s jurisdiction, before police lost the man.
Lester said the search for the man also included Fulton County sheriff’s deputies and school police, since the woman was shot in the back of the school’s property.