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Valdosta police officer shot

September 25, 2003

Valdosta - A police officer was wounded in a shootout early Thursday.

Officer Steven Weisbrod responded to an armed robbery call at an apartment on Ponda Rosa Drive just after midnight. He came face to face with a man with a gun. Both fired shots and Officer Weisbrod was hit in the arm.

"He's fine, he was taken to the hospital and was released shortly afterwards, and he received some stitches," said Lt. Brian Childress.

The shooter was last seen running out the back of the apartment, headed east. Police say it's possible he was wounded in the shootout. Three women were inside the home, but were not injured.

posted at 8:05pm by ashley.harper@walb.com

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