Atlanta officer injured in fight with attempted burglary suspect

An Atlanta police officer is expected to recover after being involved in an altercation with an attempted burglary suspect. 

The incident occurred at a Dollar Tree on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in southwest Atlanta at around 4 a.m. on Sunday.

Atlanta Police Capt. Holt said the responding officer found two male suspects in the process of stealing from the store, filling a shopping cart with various items.

According to the department, the officer tried to detain one suspect who resisted, resulting in a physical struggle.

The officer was reportedly cut during the struggle, leading to him deploying and using his Taster.

The officer was then able to successfully detain the suspect.

A witness gave police a description of the second male suspect. He was arrested at a nearby gas station without incident.

Both suspects were found to be in possession of stolen merchandise from the store. They're both facing charges.