Man with gun shot by Atlanta police, GBI says

A man is in critical condition after an Atlanta police officer shot him Saturday night, the GBI said.

Police responded to the 2000 block of Hapeville Road in southwest Atlanta after someone called 911 and reported a suspicious person, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.

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The man, whose name has not yet been released, was sitting on a porch holding a handgun,  when officers arrived, Miles said.

When the man ran from officers, one of the officers fired a shot and struck the suspect, according to the GBI. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

A handgun was recovered from the scene and a GBI investigation is ongoing, Miles said. 

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