10 February, 2018
According to Henry County Sheriff Kenneth McBrayer, police were serving a bench warrant on a suspect for failure to appear in Locust Grove municipal court.
A Georgia mayor says a police officer who was killed in a shooting that wounded two sheriff's deputies had a young child and a baby on the way. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Nelly Miles said officials are still notifying next of kin before identifying the suspect.
One of the deputies was shot through his bullet proof vest in the stomach and is undergoing surgery.
The Locust Grove officer was shot and killed at the scene.
But while trying to serve the warrant, an altercation broke out, according to the sheriff, and all three officers were shot.
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"Police officers don't get paid enough for what they have to do", Wade Corley said.
CBS 46 in Atlanta reports an officer-involved shooting is under investigation in Georgia Friday. The two injured deputies were Michael Corley and Ralph Sidwell "Sid" Callaway, both with the Henry County Sheriff's Office.
The television station said the incident occurred in a residential community in Locust Grove, a city about 30 miles southeast of Atlanta.
The agency said Locust Grove police Officer Chase Maddox was killed in the Friday shooting. Two have been flown to a local hospital and one was taken by ambulance. Nearby Locust Grove Elementary School was put on lockdown.