ROCHA2 Teen shot by officer outside high school game faces charges

Steve Gehlbach reports

A 17-year-old boy shot by an Atlanta police officer outside a high school football game will be booked into the Fulton County jail when he’s released from the hospital, police said Saturday.

Shots were fired outside Lakewood Stadium during a Friday night game, leading an Atlanta police officer to shoot a teenage suspect, according to police.

Investigators believe a fight in the parking lot led to shots being fired while hundreds of people were watching the Mays vs. Carver game.

An off-duty Atlanta police officer working security during the game heard shots being fired and located a teenager with a gun, Capt. Paul Guerrucci told Channel 2 Action News.

“That encounter escalated into the officer firing one round and striking that individual in the arm,” Guerrucci said.

Eugene Brantly, a student at Mays High School, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, obstruction, reckless conduct and carrying a weapon on school property, Sgt. Greg Lyon with Atlanta police said Saturday.

Police believe that other students may have also been involved in the altercation. Three guns were found at the scene, Guerrucci said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.

Friday night’s game was stopped and will be completed at a later time. Two middle school games scheduled to be played Saturday at Lakewood have been postponed, according to the Atlanta school system. The B.E.S.T. Academy vs. KIPP Atlanta Collegiate game scheduled to be played at 4 p.m. has been moved from Lakewood Stadium to Grady Stadium.

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