Officer slain, deputies wounded, suspect dead near Atlanta

Officer slain, deputies wounded, suspect dead near Atlanta

A police officer and two sheriff's deputies were shot Friday morning in Locust Grove, Ga., south of Atlanta, and the suspect in the shooting was killed, authorities say.

Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes watched on as police officers escorted children home in the Hawthorne at Linden Park subdivision in Locust Grove.

The names of the officers, along with that of the suspect, have not been released.

Several media reports stated that it happened as the officers were serving an arrest warrant at a home in Locust Grove, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta.

McBrayer said one deputy was in serious condition and undergoing surgery, and had been hit below the bullet-proof vest.

As a precaution, Locust Grove Elementary School said it was on lockdown, News4Jax reported. The two injured deputies were Michael Corley and Ralph Sidwell "Sid" Callaway, both with the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

This image from video shows police activity at the scene of a shooting in Locust Grove, Ga., on February 9, 2018.

Denver Nuggets Trade Emmanuel Mudiay to NY in Three-Team Deal
The Knicks get the Blazers' second-rounder from the Nuggets and Denver gets the Clippers' second-round pick from NY . He started 107 games over his first two National Basketball Association campaigns but didn't start any this season.

"I heard all the sirens and I came from behind the house and I saw all the police officers rolling through", another neighbor told Fernandes.

"It is a very emotional time for the Henry County community", Miles said.

The shooting took place inside a home off St. Francis Court in Locust Grove.

The sheriff said an altercation then broke out.

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

Neighbors told WSB-TV the shots sounded like firecrackers going off.

Related Articles