Photo: Valdosta (GA) PD Facebook

Photo: Valdosta (GA) PD Facebook

A police officer was shot while responding to a damage to property call at an apartment complex in Valdosta, GA, Friday morning, reports WXIA.

In an afternoon press conference, Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress identified the officer as Randall Hancock. He was reportedly shot several times.

"Upon arrival, VPD officer encountered a male in the parking lot.  Gun shots were exchanged," according to a statement from police.

WALB-TV reports the officer was under fire immediately after arriving on the scene. The officer also shot the suspect, who has not been identified. Both were taken to the hospital.

Officer Hancock underwent surgery and is now recovering and in stable condition, reports the Valdosta Daily Times.