Policeman killed, two wounded in Georgia shooting

10 February, 2018, 06:45 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Source CBS46

One is in serious condition, according to the Henry County Sheriff's Department, while the other is in fair condition.

A Georgia police officer died and two sheriff's deputies sustained injuries when they were shot while attempting to serve an arrest warrant Friday, local law enforcement said.

The gunfire happened as the three officers tried to serve a warrant Friday morning in the town southeast of Atlanta.

The exact location of the shooting is disputed at this time, but it was in the city of Locust Grove near the Tanger Outlets.

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The suspect in the incident is dead.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the slain officer as Chase Maddox, 26, who worked for the Locust Grove Police Department since he was 22.

The shooting happened in the area of St. Francis Court and St. Phillips Court in Locust Grove.

Corley's brother Wade asked for prayers for the officers' families and said he felt lucky his brother was not more seriously hurt. Both were transported to Atlanta Medical Center.

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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.

The brother said the bullet hit Deputy Corley's vest, which saved his life.

As a precaution, Locust Grove Elementary School has been placed on lockdown.

"It's startling in light of the fact that you never know who is in your neighborhood".

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