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Police in Georgia shoot suspect in bow and arrow carjacking

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia shot and wounded a man Tuesday suspected of using a bow and arrow to carjack a woman in Atlanta before crashing the stolen car and pointing the weapon at police, authorities said.

The suspect, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital after he was shot by an officer during a standoff in Marietta, just north of Atlanta, Marietta police said. He was conscious, alert and breathing, department spokesman Officer Chuck McPhilamy said.

The events began unfolding early Tuesday morning when Atlanta police say the suspect shot an arrow through a woman’s windshield while demanding she get out of the car. The woman complied, and the suspect fled in her vehicle, Atlanta police said.

Police say a man matching the suspect’s description had failed to carjack two other vehicles.

About an hour later, Marietta police located the stolen car after it crashed into the side of a bridge. The suspect had loaded a compound bow with an arrow and pointed it at police, police said.

An officer opened fire, striking the suspect once, McPhilamy said. No officers were hurt.

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