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Georgia Police Arrest 1 After Standoff After Shots Fired on Undercover Officers

Two undercover officers with the Atlanta (GA) Police Department were investigating a complaint of drug activity when shots were fired at their unmarked patrol car on Monday.

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Shots Fired: Tempe, Arizona 03/03/2015

Like many law enforcement officers, Julie Werhnyak of the Tempe (AZ) Police Department had a routine she practiced before reporting for her shift. But on Tuesday morning March 3, 2015, something didn't feel right. 

Shots Fired: North Liberty, Iowa 03-10-2013

Neighbors peered out of the windows of their trailers hoping she was finally going to leave him. But they quickly learned she wouldn't be allowed to go quietly. She was in her Chevy Cavalier trying to drive off. He was jumping on the hood and raising the devil's own noise.

Video: 15 to 20 Shots Fired into California Prison Yard, Corrections Officer Injured

Officials at the prison say that between 15 and 20 rounds were fired outside the secure perimeter and into the Facility A yard. One correctional officer -- whose identity has not been released -- was grazed by a bullet that penetrated his stab-resistant vest.

Shots Fired: Westbrook, Connecticut 04-08-2013

The Impala's driver side window shattered. Bullets slammed into the car's cockpit. And Det. Wisner felt a searing pain in his left shoulder. There would be no foot pursuit.

Shots Fired: Mt. Orab, Ohio 01/03/2010

Officer Conley had taken a bullet to the back, but he was still conscious, breathing, and mobile—and therefore able to fight.

Shots Fired: Bloomingdale, Illinois 10/26/1998

Officer Beck saw the man once again standing toward him, a 14-inch butcher knife still in his hand and pointing at the throat of a terrified 6-year-old girl.

Shots Fired: Berks County, Pennsylvania 06/30/2011

Upon their crossing, the trackers noticed that leaves blanketing the side of a steep hill had been disturbed. Regrouping with his K-9, Pagerly gave him the search command and released him again. Jynx appeared to immediately find an odor and began moving rapidly up hill and toward Hawk Mountain Road.

Shots Fired: Marshalltown, Iowa 11/02/2012

The seemingly tireless duo crossed in front of Jefferson's patrol unit. Jefferson drew his sidearm and yelled, "Stop! Police! Let me see your hands! Get on the ground!"

Introducing the Shots Fired Podcast

We published the 100th "Shots Fired" feature in September. We've decided to present these features of officers under fire as monthly audio podcasts.