The Washington Post

Stabbing, shooting at mall outside Atlanta

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One person was stabbed Friday and an officer shot the suspect at the Mall of Georgia outside Atlanta, police said.

The incident began when a thief began smashing jewelry counters inside the Macy’s store, authoritie­s said. The assailant then stabbed a store employee who tried to stop him and fled, police said.

Gwinnett County Police saw the suspect as he was fleeing the scene in a gray pickup truck, police spokeswoma­n Sgt. Jennifer Richter said. One officer tried to ram the vehicle and the suspect attempted to run on foot. An officer fired his weapon, hitting the suspect at least once, she said.

Richter said the victim is hospitaliz­ed with severe injuries. The suspect, identified as Jose Reyes-serrato, 27, of Loganville, was in stable condition, she said.

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