Police Officer Edgar Flores, age 24, was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Candler Road, near I-20, at approximately 5:00 pm.
During the course of the traffic stop, the suspect fled on foot with Officer Flores in pursuit. The man opened fire on Officer Flores, fatally wounding him, as he continued to flee.
The man was later shot and killed after he shot a police canine that located him hiding behind a nearby business. The canine was critically wounded.
Officer Edgar had served with the DeKalb County Police Department for 18 months.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief of Police James W. Conroy
DeKalb County Police Department
1960 West Exchange Place
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (770) 724-7440