One officer dead, two others shot while serving warrant near Atlanta

Marie Harrington
February 10, 2018

McBrayer said the two deputies had responded to the home around 10:53 a.m.to serve a warrant on charges out of the Locust Grove municipal court for failure to appear.

GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said the suspect's relatives were being notified before his name is released.

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

Three law enforcement officers were shot while serving a warrant in central Georgia Friday morning, one fatally, officials say.

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

A police officer is dead and two sheriff's deputies are injured after they were shot while attempting to serve an arrest in Henry County, Georgia, Friday.

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"Police officers don't get paid enough for what they have to do", Wade Corley said. He said the officer's wife was expecting their second child "any day now".

One of the deputies was Michael Corley, 49, whose brother told reporters that Corley asked for prayers and to see his kids, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer announced the death at an afternoon news conference.

The television station reports two of the lawmen were taken away by helicopter while the third was carried by ambulance.

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

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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