“It’s a very tragic situation,” he told Channel 2. “You're at an emotional time, going through making the purchase of your home, getting ready to move in to be a part of it, and the next thing you know, you've got people in that neighborhood torching you because of what you do for a living.”
Someone used a rock to break through the officer’s kitchen window and threw what Allen described as a Molotov cocktail into the home. The resulting fire scorched much of her kitchen.
Atlanta fire confirmed to Channel 2 they are investigating the incident as arson. Atlanta police are conducting their own investigation, and a motive has not been determined, the news station reported.
The police union, a local branch of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, is organizing a fundraiser to help the officer get back on her feet.