Police ID suspect in Ga. school shooting

Associated Press
Sparkle Potts, left, cries upon seeing her nephew Cameron Bell pull up in a school bus from Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy while waiting with his grandmother Arvis Potts, right, in a Wal-Mart Inc., parking lot after students were evacuated when a gunman entered the school, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Decatur, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police say the suspect in a shooting at an Atlanta-area elementary school is 20 years old and faces several charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer.

DeKalb County Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said in a statement Tuesday evening that the suspect in custody is Michael Brandon Hill.

She says he is also charged with terroristic threats and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and is being questioned at police headquarters. She says no additional information was being released right now.

DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric L. Alexander said at a news conference that the gunman fired at least a half-dozen shots from inside Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy at police who were swarming the scene outside.

Officers returned fire. No one was injured.

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