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Mentally challenged man shoots police officer 7 times during traffic stop (video)

By Mason White 11:50 AM August 25, 2014
Curtis Hicks shooting police officer 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A mentally challenged man who was pulled over for a routine traffic stop, shot a police officer seven times, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.

Police in Georgia said that the incident unfolded in Alpharetta, when Officer David Freeman approached the vehicle of 52-year-old Curtis Hicks, in the parking lot of a florist.

Luckily, the officer was able to call for help. Police later shot and killed Hicks. He was described as a loner and living with a mental illness.

Investigators were unable to determine what led to the shooting, but said that they found a large amount of ammunition in the shooter’s apartment.

A relative of Hicks said he may have been on his way to her home. She believes that Hicks was going to kill her. Officer Freeman underwent a year of rehabilitation and multiple surgeries.

Now, he is back on the job.