Three officers shot, suspect killed

3 law enforcement officers reportedly shot in Georgia

Neighbors said they were alarmed when they heard gunshots ring out Friday, only to find out later that an officer had been killed and two other deputies were injured when a suspect opened fire while a warrant was being served.

The Locust Grove officer died at the scene.

Two Henry County sheriff's deputies and one Locust Grove police officer were shot at the Hawthorne in Linden Park in the town, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The newspaper reported that two Henry County deputies and one Locust Grove officer wer shot.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the shootings. GBI also identified the two wounded deputies as Michael D. Corley and Ralph Sidwell "Sid" Callaway. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Nelly Miles said officials are still notifying next of kin before identifying the suspect.

Investigators respond to the scene of a shooting in Locust Grove, Ga., on February 9, 2018.




"His wife is expecting their second child any day now, I'm told. It's just surprising to think that something would happen here", the neighbor said.

Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer made the announcement Friday afternoon at a news conference.

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

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

One of the injured deputies was in fair condition and one was in serious condition and is undergoing surgery, the station said. Nearby Locust Grove Elementary School was put on lockdown.

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