Bomb squad called to officer shooting suspect's home
By MYFOXATLANTA STAFF
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation bomb squad was called to Curtis Hicks' home on Oak Harbor Trail in Marietta on Monday afternoon (photo credit: GBI).
MARIETTA, Ga. -
Authorities searched the home of the man responsible for shooting an Alpharetta police officer after receiving a tip that there may be an explosive device inside. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation bomb squad was called to Curtis Hicks' home on Oak Harbor Trail in Marietta on Monday afternoon.
Alpharetta Police Department spokesman George Gordon said so far, no device has been found, but precautionary steps have been taken to gather evidence and make sure nearby residents are safe.
Hicks' vehicle crashed on Ga. 400 southbound just north of Northridge Road, and investigators said he got out of the vehicle and opened fire on officers again. Officers returned fire, and Hicks, 52, was killed.
Officer David Freeman was hit in the leg, lower abdomen, right arm, shoulder, and he was also grazed on the back by a bullet. The woman, who has not been identified, was shot in the hip. He was listed in stable condition. The woman's condition has not been released.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the incident.