Police Officers Shot in N. Georgia

3 law enforcement officers reportedly shot in Georgia

Three law enforcement officers were shot - one fatally - and the suspect was killed on Friday afternoon in Henry County.

A Locust Grove police officer was killed and two Henry County sheriff's deputies were wounded Friday after a man opened fire while being served with a warrant, multiple news outlets reported. Deputies then notified supervisors and the Locust Grove officer arrived as a backup, he said. McBrayer couldn't speak to how many shots were fired, who fired the shot that killed the suspect, or what kind of weapons were involved.

Both sheriff's deputies where transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where one is in fair condition and the other is in serious condition after being shot in the stomach and is now undergoing surgery.

McBrayer said police had no reason to believe the suspect was risky when they arrived to serve the warrant, which was for failure to appear.

There were other people in the residence at the time of the shooting, the sheriff added, but none of them were injured. Adjacent Locust Grove Elementary School was put on lockdown.

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Henry County Deputy Michael Corley, 49, was one of the officers shot, according to his brother Wade Corley. "The bullet went through the vest and caught him near the right side of his ribs".

"They don't get paid enough, because if that bullet would have taken my brother's life, he doesn't get paid enough for that", he said.

The suspect is deceased, according to the sheriff.

Snellville police Chief Roy Whitehead said one of the deputies shot is the father of one of the city's officers. Return to HenryHerald.com for updates.

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