Georgia trooper shot, man killed at planned Atlanta police area

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A man has died and a Georgia state soldier was injured Wednesday after law enforcement attempted to move protesters away from the site of a controversial proposed public safety training center near Atlanta.

Activists have been occupying the area they call “Cop City” since late 2021 in an attempt to stop the project. Agents from several agencies were clearing people from the area early Wednesday when the shootings occurred, the The Bharat Express News reported.

“One person fired at law enforcement officers. Law enforcement officers returned fire,” said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter. “A Georgia State Trooper was hit and taken to hospital and is undergoing surgery. One man was killed.”

Government of Georgia, Brian Kemp said on Twitter he and his family are “praying today for this brave Trooper and public safety agents in all law enforcement agencies.”

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