Police: Man shot with weapon he was carrying during arrest
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a man was shot by gun that he was carrying during an arrest in Atlanta.
News outlets report 25-year-old Saleem Wilson was in stable condition at a hospital.
Police spokesman John Chafee says officers were called Saturday around 5 p.m. to a McDonald’s. Police say officers found handguns on Wilson and 23-year-old Jocquel Culpepper. They say one of the recovered guns was stolen.
Wilson allegedly fled and an officer followed him. Chafee says a struggle ensued and a gun that Wilson was carrying discharged and struck him. One of the responding officers suffered a hand injury.
Both men were arrested and charged with offenses, including carrying a concealed weapon. It’s unclear if they have lawyers who could comment.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate the incident.