Man wounded by policeman responding to burglary

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A man has been wounded in an exchange of gunfire with Chattanooga police responding to a burglary call at a residence.

Chattanooga police said in a statement that officers encountered two men who fired at them when they responded to a call from neighbors Tuesday afternoon.

At least one of the officers returned gunshots, and 25-year-old Christopher Upshaw was wounded in the "face-neck area."

Upshaw was in stable condition at a hospital. Following a short pursuit on foot, he and 20-year-old Jermichael Nicholson were taken into custody.

The statement said the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative, which is routine in such cases.

A police spokeswoman said she did not know if either of the two men already has a lawyer.


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