Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # 5241
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Shot and killed
Police Officer Mark Cross was shot and killed after he and his partner approached a suspicious vehicle.
Officer Cross and two officers were on patrol in the Adair Park Historic District of Atlanta, an area known for narcotics sales and violence. At approximately 2045 hours, the officers observed a suspicious vehicle in front of a drug house. Officer Cross and his partner approached the driver's side of the vehicle and the driver immediately opened fire, killing Officer Cross and wounding his partner. The third officer returned fire, killing the suspect. A second suspect in the vehicle was wounded and taken into custody.
Officer Cross had served with the Atlanta Police Department for 6 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.