Suspect police officer killed in Georgia

ACWORTH, Georgia (AP) – A man who shot at close range in the chest of an officer – who was rescued by a bulletproof vest – was later killed by police after a manhunt northwest of Atlanta that involved multiple law enforcement agencies said the police with.

Cobb County police said their officer responded to a domestic dispute in Acworth around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday when the man drew a gun and started shooting, news outlets reported. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the man on Monday as Luis Rey Ruiz, 20, of Kennesaw.

Sgt. Wayne Delk told reporters that the officer’s vest protected him from being shot at close range, and although he was hospitalized, he was expected to survive.

The officer returned fire and hit Ruiz, who then ran from the scene, the GBI said in a press release.

Cobb County’s SWAT was called to find Ruiz and officials found him near the original 911 at around 6:40 p.m. Several Cobb County’s SWAT members shot and killed Ruiz, who died on the scene, the GBI said. A weapon was found next to Ruiz’s body, the GBI said.

No officers were injured in the second encounter, the Cobb County Police Department said on Twitter.

Once the GBI completes its investigation, the case will be referred to the Cobb County Attorney’s Office for review.