Fallen DeKalb police officer gets a final escort home

Law enforcement officers from across metro Atlanta gave  the body of fallen DeKalb County police Officer Edgar Isidro Flores an escort Saturday to his home county of Habersham.

The procession from DeKalb County began at 10 a.m. Flores' body was taken to a funeral home. Services are pending.

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Flores, 24, was killed in the line of duty Thursday. He took gunfire while pursuing a man who ran from a traffic stop on Candler Road near I-20 about 5 p.m., according to police.

He was shot multiple times when the man, identified by the GBI as 33-year-old Brandon Taylor of Decatur, pulled out a handgun.

DeKalb County officers give fallen officer Edgar Flores  an escort.

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Flores was engaged to be married and days from celebrating his 25th birthday.  He graduated from the police academy in November 2017.

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The suspect fled after the shooting and was found later by police. Taylor opened fire again and shot a police dog, according to police. After an exchange of gunfire, Taylor was taken to a hospital and died.

The police dog, a 7-year-old shepherd named Indi, was  taken to a local veterinarian for treatment and surgery.