Cobb officer undergoing surgery after Tuesday's shooting
by Rachel Gray
February 05, 2014 12:10 PM | 12597 views | 2 2 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cobb Police officer C.A. Vill
Cobb Police officer C.A. Vill
James Albert Phillips
James Albert Phillips
MARIETTA — Cobb Police officer C.A. Vill will have surgery this afternoon at Kennestone Hospital after being shot early Tuesday morning while performing a traffic stop.

Police spent Tuesday morning tracking down three people they say were connected to the shooting of a Cobb Police officer, resulting in the arrest of the suspected shooter that afternoon. The other two were interviewed by police but not arrested, and they may have led the police to the suspected shooter.

After an eight-hour manhunt, Cobb Police found James Albert Phillips, 36, of Woodstock at about 10:30 a.m. holed up in a house off Akers Mill Road in east Cobb. He has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and was placed in the county jail without bond.

Earlier Tuesday morning, a Cobb County officer pulled over a blue Volvo on Powers Ferry Road in east Cobb that was apparently driven by Phillips.

The incident occurred at 2:32 a.m. after officers targeted a “suspicious vehicle,” according to Sgt. Dana Pierce of Cobb County Police Department.

“Officers in our Cumberland precinct were patrolling the area of Windy Hill Road when our officer, who was ultimately shot, became suspicious of a blue Volvo that was seen in the area of a gas station, along with a red Ford Fusion,” Pierce said.

The Volvo went eastbound on Windy Hill and turned south onto Powers Ferry Road. The Cobb officer pulled the Volvo over on Powers Ferry Road at Shadowwood Parkway.

“As the officer exited his car, he was shot and that vehicle then fled southbound on Powers Ferry,” Pierce said.

The officer, who has not been identified, was shot “multiple times” and is being treated at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta for non-life-threatening injuries.

“He is in good condition with family, friends and other fellow police officers around him,” Pierce said.

Cobb Police located the abandoned Volvo a short distance away at the Chattahoochee Apartments complex off Akers Mill Road.

Pierce said Phillips was found inside a house off of Akers Mill Road in the Akers Ridge subdivision.

“And at approximately 10:32 a.m., we took him into custody in a stairwell of a home on Akers Drive off of Akers Mill Road,” Pierce said.
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Prophecy Fulfilled
February 05, 2014
It looks like the warning presented by former Pubic Safety Director Forsythe is coming true. Lee and Hankerson better help the police and fire departments before things get worse.
Just Wait
February 04, 2014
Anyone who shots a police officer deserves to spend the rest of his life in jail. Prayers to the injured officer and his family.
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