Cooper, married and a father of two, was shot pursuing a shoplifting suspect from a Walmart on Industrial Boulevard. He was hit between his eyes, and the bullet traveled down to his carotid artery, clotting his blood and saving his life, AJC.com previously reported.
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“The family continues to be very appreciative for the outpouring of support from family, friends and the community,” according to the Facebook post, “but has requested privacy at this time.”
A GoFundMe account for Cooper's medical expenses is available. As of Thursday evening, it has raised over $32,000 of its $40,000 fundraising goal.
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The BASE jumping was caught on video.