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Georgia officer killed while trying to serve arrest warrant

Georgia officer killed while trying to serve arrest warrant”

One officer and two deputies were shot in Georgia Friday morning, according to WSB-TV.

The incident was reported to be on St. Francis Court in Locust Grove.

"They notified radio and a Locust Grove city police officer came to be a backup for them", McBrayer said during a news briefing.

The officers' conditions were not immediately known.

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"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Henry Co Sheriff's deputies and Locust Grove officer who were shot this morning in Henry County", the Gwinnett County Police Department wrote in a tweet.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on its Twitter page Friday night that the suspect was 39-year-old Tierra Guthrie.

Tanger Outlet is located on I-75 at Locust Grove Road. Two deputies also were shot and wounded. The second deputy was listed in fair condition.

He said they had no reason to believe when they arrived that the suspect would be violent.

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Both sheriff's deputies were wearing bulletproof vests at the time of the incident, McBrayer said.

The two Henry County deputies were veterans, McBrayer said. Two have been flown to a local hospital and one was taken by ambulance.

The GBI said it has identified the suspect, but is withholding his name pending notification of his family.

The man who shot at them is dead, WSB reported.

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"It's scary because you never know who is in your neighborhood".



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