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Officer shot multiple times released from hospital

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Officers surround an apartment complex on Hardee Street on Saturday night after an officer was shot multiple times by a man carrying a shotgun. (Pat Moore/FOX 5 Atlanta) Officers surround an apartment complex on Hardee Street on Saturday night after an officer was shot multiple times by a man carrying a shotgun. (Pat Moore/FOX 5 Atlanta)
The ambulance carrying an Atlanta Police officer that was shot arrives at Grady Memorial Hospital under police escort. (Kaitlyn Pratt/FOX 5 Atlanta) The ambulance carrying an Atlanta Police officer that was shot arrives at Grady Memorial Hospital under police escort. (Kaitlyn Pratt/FOX 5 Atlanta)
ATLANTA -

The officer that was shot multiple times Saturday evening by man armed with a shot gun while working an off-duty job at an apartment complex in northeast Atlanta has been released from the hospital.

A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department tells FOX 5 News that Officer Christopher L. Smith was working an extra job at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Hardee Street around 10 a.m. when he was ambushed. The gunman approached the officer in the parking lot and opened fire on him with a shotgun striking him in the head and leg with buckshot.

Smith was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in serious condition. He was held overnight for observation and was released late Sunday morning.

Homicide detectives were investigating the incident. They were out processing the scene for clues and speaking with possible witnesses. They have a description of the man, but say they haven't made positive identification.

Police have not yet released a description of the man who fired at the officer, but have confirmed they have not made any arrests in the shooting.

A photograph and background on officer's career with the department was not available to the media Sunday.

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