The shooting happened on Jerome Road in south Fulton County shortly before 10 a.m. Police said they were called to the scene after a neighbor reported a suspicious person going in a vacant home.
When officers confronted the suspect, they said they shot him because he didnt obey commands. The suspect was hit in the stomach but survived the shooting, Fulton County police spokesman Scott McBride said.
I seen them come out and bring somebody out on a gurney, neighbor Reginald Irvin told Channel 2s Tom Jones.
The suspect was taken to Grady Hospital for treatment. His condition is unclear.
Irvin said the neighborhood is typically quiet, and hes never seen anyone enter the vacant home.
To see this today is very surprising, Irvin said.
He added that a vacant home is a recipe for disaster.
A vacant house is like an open invitation to anything, drug activities, bodies, anything, Irvin said.