Man killed and trooper shot as 'Cop City' protesters cleared from a planned Atlanta police training center

One person was killed and a Georgia trooper was injured Wednesday as officials cleared out the site of a controversial proposed law enforcement training center in Atlanta.

Tensions have been rising in the city over the proposed Public Safety Training Center: a sprawling stretch of 85 acres of forested land in DeKalb County that will have a

shooting range, amphitheater and a mock city that will be used for training. Opponents have called the center "Cop City" and protesters have camped out in the area of the

proposed site to decry construction. A multi-agency operation to clear out the area of the future facility was conducted Wednesday morning around 9 a.m. Law

enforcement located a man in a tent inside the woods who "did not comply" with verbal commands and shot a Georgia State Patrol Trooper, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in

a news release. GBI Director Mike Register said the man opened fire "without warning." Other law enforcement officers returned fire, hitting the man, who died at the

scene, the GBI said. The man's identification is pending next of kin notification, officials said. A handgun and shell casings were located at the scene.  The injured

trooper was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery.  The trooper was in the ICU in stable condition after undergoing surgery but still has a "road to

recovery," Colonel Chris Wright of the Georgia State Patrol said in a news conference. The GBI is investigating the officer-involved shooting. Register said four

people were arrested in the clearing out operation. The GBI release said they were taken to the DeKalb County Jail and charges are pending.