Brookhaven Police are searching for a suspect who shot at an officer early Wednesday morning during a robbery at a restaurant on Briarcliff Road.

The officer was not struck but the bullet shattered the back window of his patrol car.

According to police, Sgt. Lonnie Napier was parked in the Village at Druid Hills shopping plaza when a man ran up to him and shouted, “I just got robbed.”

Napier drove around the plaza looking for the suspect and pulled up to a white car. The white car reversed and struck the officer’s car. The driver of the white car got out and said he was just robbed by a man who ran into a nearby apartment complex.

Napier drove to the complex looking for the suspect and saw a black vehicle backing out of a parking space. The driver of the black vehicle saw the officer, lowered his window, and he and Napier spoke face-to-face, according to Major Brandon Gurley, police spokesperson. Napier asked the man if he had seen someone running. The driver of the black car pointed behind Napier and told him he ran that in that direction.

As Napier moved his car to try to get the tag number of the black car, the driver of that car fired a shot at Napier. The bullet struck the back driver side window.

The suspect then led police on a car chase into DeKalb County where he lost control of his car on Briarlyn Court and fled the scene on foot. The suspect is still on the loose.

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Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.