ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting by an off-duty Georgia State University Police officer.
News outlets report that university police say the unidentified officer was working a part-time security job at a Greyhound bus station on Monday night when the shooting happened. The officer reportedly noticed a man harassing people at the station around 7:30 p.m. and approached him.
Georgia State University Police Chief Joseph Spillane says that’s when the man attacked the officer. The chief says the officer used pepper spray, but felt “fear for her life” and used her weapon. Spillane says the man was shot in the shoulder and taken to a hospital.
He’s in stable condition. The officer was not injured.
Spillane says the officer is on paid leave pending the investigation.