AJC reports two College Park police officers were shot Saturday in a restaurant on Old National Highway, according to multiple sources.
Authorities are seeking Kendarrious Chester in connection with the incident, Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said. Chester is considered armed and dangerous, according to Hill.
Chester is about 5-foot-10 and weighs about 152 pounds, Hill said. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 770-477-4479.
The officers were shot in a small shopping plaza at the intersection of Old National Highway and Old National Parkway, police said.
“Two College Park Officers were shot at the Red Snapper located on Old National Hwy and Old National Pkwy by Kendarrious Chester. Chester is still at large in the College Park area and is described as a light skin black male with dreads wearing a dirty white shirt, and black shorts with white stars. Chester is approx. 5 10 in height and 152lbs.
An ongoing man hunt is in progress and Sheriff Hill has activated all of his elite teams to respond. This area should be avoided if possible.
Chester is considered armed and dangerous and if spotted dial 911 immediately. If you have any information about his whereabouts call 770-477-4479.
Both College Park Officers are expected to fully recover.”
Chester started shooting at the officers inside a restaurant between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., according to Channel 2 Action News.
Police were called because people had been parked inside a car suspiciously since about 10 a.m. Saturday.
The officers, who were not identified, are not believed to be seriously hurt. One was shot in the stomach area, but the bullet was blocked by his bulletproof vest, Channel 2 reported. The other officer took a bullet that ended up hitting his police radio.
Man Hunt In Progress For Kendarrious Chester For Shooting Two College Park Officers. https://t.co/jKpq1HTRxU
— Clayton County SO (@ClaytonCountySO) May 27, 2017