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Suspect in wild police shootout in custody

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

The manhunt is over for a man accused of initiating a wild shootout that injured a police officer and another man.

Police arrested 26 year-old Anthony Williams Wednesday days after the incident on Atlanta's southwest side early Monday morning.

Police are not calling the incident a carjacking, but a man who spoke to CBS46 said he received a call from a friend saying his car was being stolen. The man went to the friend's home but discovered he wasn't there.

The man called the friend back and the friend told the man to meet him at an area bank. When he arrived at the bank, he said that's when realized his friend was being carjacked and that's when the man called police.

The suspect, identified as Anthony Williams, then took off with the man's friend and the man followed in his vehicle. 

Officers eventually caught up with the two vehicles on Martin Luther King Drive.

Williams allegedly began firing shots at officers and they returned fire, striking him. The friend who was being carjacked was also struck.

Williams then jumped into the other vehicle and began driving to a location on the 400 block of Fairburn Road. While pursuing him, a police officer sustained an arm injury and was transported to an area hospital. 

The victim of the carjacking who was shot is expected to recover. 

Police said their investigation is ongoing, and the victim is still recovering at the hospital. 

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