Child exchange heats up in Morrow

Father wounded after firing at cops

By Kathy Jefcoats


MORROW — A man who reportedly shot at Clayton County police officers during a child exchange in Morrow Saturday evening was wounded when they returned fire, said authorities.

Clayton County police Sgt. Kevin Hughes said Monday that Marquis Trayvon Harris, 33, is in critical condition at a local hospital after being shot.

Hughes said Harris was at 6823 Mt. Zion Blvd. — Pars Cars — to exchange custody of a child with its mother about 5 p.m., when a dispute arose. Police were called to the scene to try to talk to Harris but Harris pulled out a handgun and began firing at officers, said Hughes.

Police officers returned fire and immediately began rendering first aid to him until a medical unit arrived, he said.

As is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating, said Hughes.

Georgia Department of Corrections records show Harris served more than three years in state prison for aggravated assault in DeKalb County. Records show he was released in 2002 and is not on parole.

The shooting is one of a handful involving Clayton County police officers in the past six months, all of which were investigated by the GBI.


OscarKnight 2 years ago

......(( " The shooting is one of a handful involving Clayton County police officers in the past six months " ))

......Shootings is only a "handful' of reasons why a residents don't want to leave their homes, or go to Morrow anymore. I have never seen where people would remained at home, just to stand guard over their belongings, only to be given unjust fines for their efforts when leaving. What was once a normal way of life in this county, has now became a risky challenge and a gamble when leaving our homes.


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