A group of armed men chose the wrong person to mug.
An undercover DEA agent was in a residential area of northeast Atlanta investigating drug trafficking Tuesday when the armed men approached the agent and tried to mug him.
Nearby agents responded and exchanged fire with the muggers. One suspect was shot and taken to the hospital, Chad W. Cook, associate special agent in charge of the DEA in Atlanta, said told reporters.
“Other agents on the scene attempted to intervene and shots were exchanged between the assailants and the agents,” Cook said.
Three suspects were arrested, and they are being charged in federal court. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is leading the probe.
No federal agents were injured.