ATLANTA - Authorities are investigating a shooting between an off-duty officer and an armed man in northwest Atlanta.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Atlanta Police officer had just completed his shift when he heard gunshots and saw a man running on Collier Road with a gun in his hand. The officer reportedly shot the man, identified as Pedro Maldonado, 41. Maldonado was transported to a Grady Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in serious but stable condition.
Officials said, prior to the shooting, Maldonado and another person, identified as Raul Delacruz, 48, were robbed at gun point by a suspect in front of the Collier Flats apartment complex. Maldonado reportedly fought with the suspect, and was running after him before he was shot by the officer. The suspect reportedly got away with an unknown amount of Delacruz's cash.
The suspect is described as a black male. No further details were immediately available.
The investigation is ongoing.