Man accused of firing gun at officer during traffic stop

Authorities say a Georgia man has been arrested after he fired at gun at a suburban Atlanta police officer during a traffic stop.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cynthia Williams says in a news release that authorities arrested 24-year-old Tamarcus Gresham of Lithonia on an aggravated assault charge in connection with Wednesday’s incident.

Officials say an officer saw a car with a loose license plate and initiated the stop. Gresham was a passenger in the vehicle.

Deputies say as the officer turned on a light to read the license plate number, the suspect began firing a gun into the air and at the officer.

Gresham was later taken into custody. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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