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Multiple police officers shot in Georgia

Multiple police officers shot in Georgia

Of the two deputies who were injured, one was in serious condition and was undergoing surgery for an abdominal injury, while the other was in fair condition and had been released from the hospital.

A 26-year-old police officer has been shot dead and two sheriff's deputies are injured after man opened fire on them as they tried to arrest him.

Sheriff McBrayer said his deputies went to the home to serve an arrest warrant late Friday morning.

Locust Grove Mayor Robert Price said Officer Chase Maddox was the city officer who died Friday.

He said officers had no motivation to accept when they arrived that the suspect would be savage, however it ended up noticeably clear that he wouldn't run with them readily. At least 1 of the wounded deputies was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman Nelly Miles said she did not yet have details about the shooting.




Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer said it occurred as the officers were serving a capture warrant around 11 a.m.at a home in Locust Grove, around 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta.

The GBI said it has identified the suspect, but is withholding his name pending notification of his family.

WSB-TV reported two of the law officers were flown away by helicopter while the third was carried by ambulance.

Locust Grove Elementary School has been placed on lockdown as a precaution, reported Fox 5.


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