Multiple police officers shot in Georgia

PHIL SKINNER

PHIL SKINNER

According to Mayor Robert Price, Chase Maddox, 26, was a five-year veteran of the Locust Grove police department after serving in the National Guard.

Reports say the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Henry County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), Henry County Police, Locust Grove Police, and an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are now investigating.

Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer said it happened as the officers were serving an arrest warrant around 11 a.m.at a home in Locust Grove, about 40 miles southeast of Atlanta.

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

Peace Officer Standards and Training Council Henry County Sheriffs Deputy Michael Corley
Peace Officer Standards and Training Council Henry County Sheriffs Deputy Michael Corley

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

The GBI said it has identified the suspect, but is withholding his name pending notification of his family. A Locust Grove officer then arrived on the scene to assist.

Both sheriff's deputies were wearing bulletproof vests at the time of the incident, McBrayer said. The second deputy was listed in fair condition.

The brother of the sheriff's deputy in surgery, a pastor at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in the town of Griffin, told local WSB-TV that he had been struck by a bullet that went through his body armor and struck a lung. Police told 11Alive there was not an active scene and was not connected to this shooting.

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