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Off-duty firefighter shot by Atlanta police

Posted at 5:30 PM, Sep 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-08 17:38:18-04

Atlanta, GA  — An off-duty Atlanta Rescue firefighter is in the hospital recovering after being shot by Atlanta police.

The shooting happened Sunday just after 8 p.m. near the 300 block of Clifford Avenue.

Police said officers received a call about a man pointing a gun at someone. When officers arrived at the scene, the situation escalated, and the officer shot a man, according to police.

The man was shot once in the shoulder and taken to a local hospital in stable condition, police said.

Police also said a gun was recovered at the scene.

Officials said charges are pending against the firefighter, and the case is still under investigation.