Other shots hit the officer's vest.
The police chief said Hancock was wearing a body camera, and its video footage had been turned over to the GBI. The race of the 21-year-old suspect was not immediately clear.
Asked whether the shooting might be related to the Texas attacks, Frommer said, "Nothing right now says that it is or isn't". He has not been charged yet, but police say he likely will be charged with aggravated assault on the officer. He was taken into custody after a brief police chase and will likely face charges including aggravated assault on a police officer. Eventually, police ruled out a second suspect and called off that search.
A man who called 911 to report a vehicle break-in Friday ambushed a south Georgia police officer dispatched to the scene, sparking a shootout in which both the officer and suspect were wounded, authorities said.
By JAY REEVES and ERRIN HAINES WHACK Associated Press Leaders and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement sought a delicate balance Friday by both condemning the slaying of five Dallas police.
"We're putting pieces together to understand what happened and why, developing witnesses", said Scott Dutton, spokesman for the GBI, which is handling the case at the request of local police.
Police departments across the country are reacting to the deadly sniper attack on officers in Dallas with a mix of sorrow for the victims and concern for their own.
Police in a metro Atlanta city say someone opened fire on an officer from a passing vehicle and was apprehended after a short pursuit. A suspect was apprehended after a short vehicle chase and is in custody.
Police planned to release more information later Friday.
Early this morning, just before 1:00 a.m., a Roswell Police Officer said he was shot at while patrolling the area of Old Roswell Rd. and Commerce Pkwy.
Roswell, a city of about 90,000 people, is about 20 miles north of Atlanta.