Chief Casandra Jones of the Fulton County Police Department in Georgia sadly reports the death of Detective Terence Green.

Detective Green, 48, was ambushed as he and other officers were responding to a call of shots fired inside a house shortly before 1:00 am. The subject that lived in the house was known to law enforcement and had frequent contacts with police, mostly alcohol related.

Officers entered the house and were unable to locate the subject inside. A search of the neighborhood followed as additional reports were received that the subject was attempting to enter near by homes. Officers were able to narrow their search due to the frequency and locations of the calls in addition to the shots being fired.

As officers were searching the neighborhood, Detective Green was shot in the back of the head at close range. Another officer’s duty belt and radio was also struck as he sought cover from the gunfire. The suspect had opened fire on the officers with a high powered rifle from a dark concealed position in the night time’s dense fog. Officers returned fire wounding the suspect and taking him into custody. His condition has not been released and is unknown.

Detective Green was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detective Green had served the Fulton County Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his parents and his four sons.

Detective Terence Avery Green-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow

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