“After firing several rounds, Guerra fled the area on foot towards the Lucky Food Mart,” Stroud said. “Additional officers responded to the location and observed Guerra hiding near two vehicles.”
Guerra was taken into custody, Stroud said. According to police, Guerra was not injured and the officer did not sustain any life-threatening injuries. She has since been released from the hospital.
A weapon was recovered at the scene, along with a mask and gloves.
Guerra was taken to the Clayton County Jail, where he remains. In addition to aggravated assault, he is charged with felony obstruction, criminal trespass and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.
The Clayton police department contacted the GBI following the incident, since the state agency often investigates shootings involving police officers.
However, the GBI said it is not looking into the shooting.
“Since there was no death or serious injury, the police department’s investigators proceeded with the investigation,” GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles told AJC.com.
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The victims told police they were both wearing medical masks and gloves when they walked in to the building.