FBI agent dragged by truck, driver shot in Sandy Springs


An FBI agent was dragged by a pickup truck after shooting the driver early Friday in Sandy Springs, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Both were taken to local hospitals, the news station reported.

The agent’s injuries were not life-threatening, FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said in an emailed statement. The status of the driver was unknown. 

“At this point, I can tell you the incident involved one of our agents and a suspect we were trying to arrest,” Rowson said. “The suspect was shot and transported to the hospital.”

According to Channel 2, the agent was dragged about a quarter-mile after shooting the suspect. Sandy Springs police arrested the suspect inside the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria in the 6300 block of Powers Ferry Road

An investigation is ongoing outside the hotel. 

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Authorities are investigating after an FBI agent was involved in a shootout in Sandy Springs. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

A gun, wallet and shell casings were on the ground outside the Wyndham.

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A gun was found on the shooting scene outside the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

We’re working to learn more.

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