A man suspected to have opened fire on an officer with the East Ridge (TN) Police Department was reportedly fatally shot - Screen grab of news report. 

A man suspected to have opened fire on an officer with the East Ridge (TN) Police Department was reportedly fatally shot

Screen grab of news report. 

A man suspected to have opened fire on an officer with the East Ridge (TN) Police Department was reportedly fatally shot Monday in northwest Georgia.

According to WDEF-TV News, police say the suspect—identified as 43-year-old Christopher Kitts—fired several shots at the patrol vehicle operated by Officer Terry Prescott over the weekend.

Officer Prescott was transported to a nearby hospital where he is in stable condition.

Meanwhile, Kitts reportedly fled the scene, leading to a manhunt conducted by numerous nearby agencies.

The Georgia State Patrol located the suspect's vehicle, and after a search located the alleged gunman. The responding officers came under gunfire before Kitts was fatally shot.

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