ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The officer and perpetrator in Friday night's officer-involved shooting and chase have been identified.
Curtis Hicks, 52, of Marietta shot Alpharetta Police Officer David Freeman five times during a routine traffic stop in downtown Alpharetta.
According to Alpharetta Police, the shooting happened on Main Street in the parking lot of a Christian bookstore. Hicks was stopped by Freeman for an expired tag before he opened fire.
Nearby is a DUI school where instructor Lynn Hayes said she and her students heard the string of gunfire. Fellow officers rushed to aid Freeman, and found he had been shot several times.
Police later confirmed Freeman took five gun shots -- wounds to his left shoulder, right elbow, the lower abdomen, the left leg above the knee and a bullet-graze on his back.