- A Georgia State trooper was shot Wednesday morning by a protester
- The trooper was undergoing surgery and is said to be in stable condition
- Authorities say the protester opened fire at the officers, who fired back and killed the unnamed man
- There has been growing chaos at the scene of the proposed Atlanta Police training center over the past few weeks
- Last month, Antifa members were arrested on terrorism charges for assaulting cops on the scene
A Georgia State trooper was shot Wednesday morning by a protester at the site of a proposed police training facility just outside of Atlanta.
Authorities say the trooper was helping to conduct a ‘clearing operation’ at the site in DeKalb County when a protester opened fire. Officers fired back and the unnamed man was pronounced dead at the scene, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The trooper, who has not yet been named was in surgery by Wednesday afternoon and was in stable condition, Georgia State Patrol Col. Chris Wright said at a news conference outside Grady Memorial Hospital.
The shooting is just the latest in a series of altercations that have broken out in recent weeks at the site of the $90million project.
Extremists who call themselves the ‘Forest Defenders’ have previously thrown rocks and Molotov cocktails at police and contractors at the site. And just last month, five Antifa members were arrested on domestic terrorism charges for their role in the ongoing chaos.
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