Police shoot man who opened fire on group of children at bus stop

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Atlanta police said a man involved in a domestic dispute at a northwest Atlanta apartment complex opened fire on a group of children waiting at the bus stop Monday morning.

According to WSB-TV, police said they were responding to reports of an armed man in a domestic dispute on Skipper Place NW. When they got to the apartment complex, the man ran outside with a gun.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the shooter as Raphael Trammell, 25.

Police found two guns and a knife at the scene.

Rattley said she was just happy to do her part to get the kids out of harm’s way.

“I had to make sure the kids were safe,” Rattley said.

Most of the children ended up being able to catch their bus to school.

This is the 46th officer-involved shooting in 2022.

Channel 2′s Tom Regan was at the scene, where a woman described how the chaotic scene unfolded. Jalissa Rattley was in her car when she said she saw Trammell walking near the bus stop with his gun in his hand.

“When I saw the man with a gun, I told them to run before he shot and fired,” Rattley said. “I held the horn. I told the children to run. They ran, that’s when he opened fire.”

Rattley said Trammell fired at the children twice, but missed.

Investigators were searching for the suspect when they heard gunshots. An officer confronted Trammell and jumped out of his car to protect the children.

“The officer immediately exited his patrol car and discharged his firearm, striking the subject at least one time,” Deputy Chief Charles Hampton said.

Police were then able to find Trammell, who was wounded, and disarm him. Trammell was taken to the hospital, where he was listed as stable.

The gunman was taken to the hospital and is stable. His identity has not been released. No one else was injured, police said.

This is the second shooting involving a school bus Monday morning. A woman is accused of shooting an elementary school bus with children inside in Gwinnett County. The shootings are unrelated.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to the scene.


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