CALHOUN, Ga. (AP) — A woman shot a police officer in the arm during a confrontation Tuesday afternoon in north Georgia, and then another officer returned fire and fatally shot the woman, authorities said.
Calhoun Police Chief Tony Pyle told news outlets that two women were in a car at a gas station in the city of Calhoun when they were confronted.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said the officer, Joe Yother, a 25-year law enforcement veteran, said he thought he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. When confronted, one of the women reached into the car’s glove box, pulled out a gun and fired at Yother’s chest, Miles said at a news conference.
Authorities said the bullet ricocheted off the officer’s cellphone and struck him in the arm.