SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — An FBI agent trying to arrest a man wanted in a gang investigation shot and wounded him after being dragged by the suspect’s vehicle, authorities said Friday.
The agent spotted a man at a hotel in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs and attempted to take him into custody, said FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson.
Rowson said the man fled to a vehicle, and the agent went after him.
“The agent tried to stop the suspect from fleeing in the vehicle and somehow got caught up in the vehicle and got dragged by the suspect,” Rowson said. “At that point, the agent felt that his life was in danger so he shot the suspect and was dragged for another couple of blocks.”
Finally free from the vehicle, the agent called 911. Sandy Springs police arrested the man in the lobby of a hotel where the pursuit began, authorities said.
The suspect was taken to a hospital for surgery, and the agent suffered injuries including fractures that were not life-threatening, Rowson said.
Authorities didn’t immediately release the name of the suspect or the FBI employee.
Officials said the man was the only person who hadn’t been arrested after an indictment in October that named dozens of alleged gang members and associates.