Officer Scott Davis (Credit: Marietta Police Department)

Shooter of Marietta officer was 15, police say

Two juveniles were arrested in connection with the shooting of a Marietta police officer early Sunday morning, police said.

Officer Scott Davis, a 10-year veteran, was shot while on duty, Marietta police spokeswoman Kelah Wallace said.

About 11 a.m., Wallace said Davis was out of surgery after being shot in the leg by one of two 15-year-olds.

Davis and two other Marietta police officers were responding to a call about people entering cars outside The Gallery Apartments when the shooting occurred.

After approaching two suspects in a car on Franklin Road in Marietta about 4:24 a.m., someone started shooting at the officers, who then returned fire, Wallace said.

Wallace said one of the juveniles was struck by a bullet.

Police later determined at least one of two guns recovered at the scene was stolen, Wallace said.

Both teenagers were arrested and the injured one was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

One neighbor told Channel 2 Action News he heard about 10 guns shots all in rapid fire.

Davis and the two other officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave per policy standards, Wallace said.

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