A 26-year-old mother of two with a long police record was killed in a Thursday afternoon shootout with police near Underground Atlanta.
It all began when Alexia Christian, who police believed had stolen a car, was handcuffed and put into the back of a patrol car, Atlanta police said Thursday night. But somehow, and it wasn’t known how, Christian had a gun and fired shots at two officers, Atlanta police Major Darin Schierbaum said. Officers returned fire, striking Christian at least twice, Schierbaum said. No officers were injured.
Police Chief George Turner is scheduled to discuss the fatal shooting at a 2:30 p.m. press conference, Lyon said.