20-Year-Old Allegedly Shoots Atlanta Police Officer In the Face, Looks Like He Got the Shit Beat Out of Him

In case you needed another reason not to shoot a police officer, the photo to the right should do it. That's a picture of 20-year-old Frank Emmitt Nance, or what's left of him, after he was arrested for allegedly shooting Officer Reggie Robinson, an Atlanta police recruit, during a drug investigation gone wrong.

As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

Robinson, 35, graduated from the police academy in November and was dispatched to the southwest Atlanta neighborhood Friday night to investigate possible drug activity. He gave chase when a suspicious man ran from him and was shot moments later, police say.

Robinson was transported to Grady Hospital and is in stable condition.

As for Nance's obvious injuries, the Atlanta Police Department isn't talking:

Police would not say how Nance sustained injuries evident in his mug shot taken Friday night. APD spokesman Gregory Lyon said the department's internal review board will investigate all aspects of the shooting - as they do any time an officer is involved in a shooting - to ensure all policies and procedures were followed.

In addition to possibly having the shit beaten out of him, Nance faces an assortment of charges, including aggravated assault against a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of cocaine.

[AJC via Daily Mail]