A Cartersville Police response to an accident turned into a shootout.

Officers responded to the area of Joe Frank Harris Parkway southbound and Market Place Boulevard at around 3:08 this afternoon.

While en route, witnesses relayed that a male was walking in the roadway with a gun.

When officers arrived, the male reportedly opened fire upon the Cartersville Police officers, and they returned fire.

The gunfire did not strike the officers or the male suspect. Police regained control of the situation and took the male into custody.

There is no further information available at this time.