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2 on the run after shots fired at Cobb County officer

Two men are on the run after shots were fired early Tuesday at a police officer in south Cobb County, authorities said.

About 1:20 a.m., officers spotted “suspicious activity” involving the men, who were in a vehicle at a gas station in the 6200 block of Mableton Parkway, Sgt. Dana Pierce said.

“When the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop,” he said, “the passenger bailed and fired multiple shots at the officer.”

The officer, who did not return fire, was not injured, police said.

The passenger returned to the car and the driver sped away. Officers followed, but lost track of the vehicle, Pierce said.

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Authorities later found the men had ditched the vehicle on Venetian Way.

A police dog brought in to help find the men picked up a scent, but lost it, according to Channel 2 Action News. 

Officers are stopping vehicles coming out of an area subdivision to make sure the two men are not hiding inside them, Pierce said.

Officers are stopping vehicles coming out of an area subdivision to make sure two men are not hiding inside them. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

They are urging business owners and residents to be cautious.

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