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Three officers shot, suspect killed

10 February 2018, 06:41 | Myrtle Vega

A Locust Grove Georgia police officer was fatally shot. Jeff Martin AP

A Locust Grove Georgia police officer was fatally shot. Jeff Martin  AP

It said 46 officers were killed by gunfire a year ago, down from 64 in 2016.

After talking with the person who they wanted to arrest, deputies called dispatch for backup and the Locust Grove officer arrived minutes later.

11Alive spoke with Wade Corley, who said his brother, Michael Corley, was one of the three officers who were shot.

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.

Of the two deputies who were injured, one was in serious condition and was undergoing surgery for an abdominal injury, while the other was in fair condition and had been released from the hospital. Price said the 26-year-old officer's wife is pregnant and expecting their second child any day. At least 1 of the wounded deputies was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center.

Tanger Outlet is located on I-75 at Locust Grove Road.

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The agency said Locust Grove police Officer Chase Maddox was killed.

"It is a very emotional time for the Henry County community", Miles said.

Two have been flown to a local hospital and one was taken by ambulance. They dismissed individuals who don't live in the area.

Locust Grove Mayor Robert Price described Maddox as a "smart young man" who had been hired directly out of school.

"You never know what's going to happen when you take someone into custody", he added.



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