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Man Accused of Shooting DeKalb Officer Surrenders

7:26 AM, Jul 31, 2010   |    comments
Police say Derrick Frye has a criminal history, including weapons and drug charges.
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DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- A 26-year-old man charged with shooting a
DeKalb County police officer in the arm has turned himself in to
authorities.

DeKalb County Sheriff's spokeswoman Tressa Washington says Derek Dwayne Frye surrendered to authorities Friday afternoon after a two-day manhunt. Police say Frye shot Officer Jerome Tillery on Wednesday as the police officer responded to a call about gunshots in Ellenwood outside of Atlanta.

Tillery was released from Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta on
Thursday night.

Washington said Frye was accompanied by his attorney to the
DeKalb County Jail, but she was not sure of the lawyer's name. Frye is charged with aggravated assault.

 

Associated Press

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