Shots fired at APD officers during carjacking; 3 juveniles arrested

Atlanta police officers were fired on during a carjacking, officials said Saturday.

Three people, all juveniles, were arrested, Officer Lisa Bender said in a statement.

“None of our officers were injured,” spokesman Carlos Campos said earlier.

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The vehicle was carjacked in the 900 block of Westmoreland Circle NW,  Bender said.

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Five juveniles were walking when one of them pointed a gun at the car, a Mercedes-Benz, according to police. The victim stopped the vehicle and got out, and the carjackers (four boys, one girl) drove off. 

Officers saw the car driving on Mildred Place NW and tried a traffic stop when someone in the car fired at police.

Bender said the suspects kept driving and fired again at officers, eventually running from the car into a wooded area.

Three of them were found and arrested, Bender said. Charges are armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Officers did not fire any shots during the incident, according to Campos.

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