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ATLANTA -- Officials said two police officers in southwest Atlanta were shot this morning.The shootings happened around 10:50 a.m. on the 900 block of Cascade Road while the officers were chasing some suspects, officials said. The suspects fired shots, and the officers returned fire, according to investigators.One officer was shot in the chest, police said. The officer was wearing a bulletproof vest. The second officer was shot in the neck. The officers were taken to Grady Hospital.At a press conference at Grady Hospital, police chief Richard Pennington said the officers were alert and talking and should make a full recovery. Authorities report at least one suspect was shot and and in unknown condition. The shooting area has been sealed off.
 

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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a burglary suspect is dead and two police officers are wounded after a shootout.
Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington says the officers do not have life-threatening injuries from the Tuesday morning incident.
One officer was shot in the neck and the other was bruised on his chest when a bullet struck his bulletproof vest.
Pennington says the officers were assigned to a unit aimed at reducing burglaries in the southwest Atlanta neighborhood.
They approached three burglary suspects in front of a home and one suspect fired an automatic weapon at them. The officers returned fire, killing one.
Police did not identify the officers and suspects.
 

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The 28-year-old man who died after shooting two Atlanta police officers was a quiet loner who received disability payments for mental problems and did not like police officers, his mother's boyfriend said Wednesday.
Montellis Clark, who was shot to death by police Tuesday after firing at them first, was seeing a therapist regularly for his mental problems and was on medication, said S.B. Willis, a contractor who has dated Clark's mother for the past year.

Willis could not say what specific mental disability Clark had, nor did he know why Clark did not like police officers.
"He didn't like to communicate with them," Willis said. "He didn't want to be bothered by them."
Police say Clark was sitting on a porch at 976 Cascade Road -- a house Willis had been hired to fix up between tenants -- with his brother and mother about 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Two officers trying to crack down on burglaries in the area approached them and told Clark to take his hands out of his pockets three times, Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington said.
When Clark finally did, he pulled a weapon out of one of his pockets and started firing, striking one officer in the face and the other in the chest area of his bulletproof vest, Pennington said.
The officers returned fire, killing Clark and shooting his younger brother in the lower back as their mother watched the shooting unfold, according to police and Willis.
Willis, who was behind the house when the shooting happened, confirmed that Clark was slow to show his hands and that he pulled out a gun and fired at them.
"When he brought [his hands] out, he brought his gun out and fired," Willis said. "All I could hear was bullets -- a lot of them."
Clark died face down on the sloping driveway of the home.
His younger brother, whose name has not been made public, was taken to the hospital, while Clark's mother, Willis and Willis' son were taken to the police department for questioning. They do not face charges, Pennington said.
Both officers, whose names have not been made public, were treated and released from Grady Memorial Hospital on Tuesday.
"They're doing fine," Pennington said.
Willis said he did not know Clark carried a firearm but was not surprised that he was armed, due to his mental problems.
He also said that Clark was not known to be aggressive unless confronted.
"If you came up to him and started something, you got a problem," Willis said.
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