20 Year Old Charged With Shooting Atlanta Police Officer In The Face
A 20-year-old with a long history of arrests was charged with shooting a recent Atlanta police recruit in the face during a foot chase Friday night.
Frank Emmitt Nance was booked into the Fulton County Jail overnight and charged with nine criminal counts, including aggravated assault against a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of cocaine.
Nance, of Atlanta, is charged with shooting Officer Reggie Robinson in the face around 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard and Lee Street.
Robinson, 35, graduated from the police academy in November and was dispatched to the southwest Atlanta neighborhood Friday night to investigate possible drug activity. He gave chase when a suspicious man ran from him and was shot moments later, police say.
Robinson was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and is in stable condition, said police spokesman John Chafee.
As for what happened to Nance’s face…
Police would not say how Nance sustained injuries evident in his mug shot taken Friday night. APD spokesman Gregory Lyon said the department’s internal review board will investigate all aspects of the shooting — as they do any time an officer is involved in a shooting — to ensure all policies and procedures were followed.
Oh, they followed “procedure”, the procedure of kickin’ this guys a$$ after he shot one of their fellow officers in the face. All things considered he’s lucky, in some neighborhoods in America, the cops probably would have killed him.
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