1 deputy released from hospital; 2nd stable

Feb 10, 2018, 06:02
1 deputy released from hospital; 2nd stable

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

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

The two Henry County sheriff's deputies arrived at the home on St. Francis Court in Locust Grove early this morning to serve the arrest warrant and soon realized they would need backup, so they radioed for help, Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer said in a press conference.

The officers' conditions were not immediately known.

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 Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.

The Locust Grove officer was shot and killed at the scene.

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Sheriff McBrayer said one deputy is in serious condition and the other is in fair condition.

"Police officers don't get paid enough for what they have to do", Wade Corley said.

The names of the officers who were wounded, along with the suspect, have not been released.

The two Henry County deputies were veterans, McBrayer said.

The sheriff said an altercation then broke out. Two have been flown to a local hospital and one was taken by ambulance.

Police blocked off multiple entrances of a subdivision not far from an outlet mall, and turned away people who don't live in the neighborhood.

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