1 police officer killed, 2 deputies wounded in Metro Atlanta shooting

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – Channel 2 Action News has learned that one Locust Grove officer, two Henry County Sheriff’s Deputies were shot Friday morning.   The shooting happened at the...

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – Channel 2 Action News has learned that one Locust Grove officer, two Henry County Sheriff’s Deputies were shot Friday morning.  

The shooting happened at the Hawthorne at Linden Park on 1260 St. Francis Court in Locust Grove.

[WATCH LIVE: NewsChopper 2 at the scene of the shooting in Henry County]

We have reporters and photographers fanned out across multiple scenes — LIVE coverage continues WSBTV.com or inside your app.

MINUTE BY MINUTE:

2:09 p.m.: Investigators said the shooting happened inside the doorway of the home when the officers arrived to arrest the suspect.

2:06 p.m.: The GBI said one Locust Grove officer was killed. One Henry County sheriff’s deputy is listed in critical condition and the other deputy is in fair condition.

2:05 p.m.: GBI provides updates on the shooting.

1:46 p.m.: Channel 2’s Craig Lucie spoke to a brother of the one of the injured Henry County deputies outside Atlanta Medical Center. He asked for prayers for the officers.

1:21 p.m.: Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes learned from police that the shooter was killed by one of the officers.

1 p.m.: There will be a news conference on the shooting at 2 p.m. — We will have LIVE coverage on WSBTV.com.

12:54 p.m.: Channel 2’s Craig Lucie spotted an ambulance police escort at Atlanta Medical Center.

12:50 p.m.: Channel 2’s Dave Huddleston said there was another possible scene at the Summit Racing but police gave the “all clear” and employees were let back into the building.

12:47 p.m.: Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are on the scene working with local law enforcement.

12:37 p.m.: Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes just got to the scene where she is being held back by authorities. 

12:29 p.m.: Locust Grove Elementary School was placed on lockdown due to the police activity. Parents have been notified.

12:23 p.m.: Channel 2’s Mark Winne learned from the Henry County Sheriff that two Henry County deputies, one Locust Grove officer were shot. Two were airlifted to local hospitals and one was taken by ambulance. The man who shot them is dead.

12:19 p.m.: Channel 2’s Dave Huddleston tweeted a photo ambulances rushing down the interstate.

12:15 p.m.: Henry County Capt. Mike Ireland told Channel 2 Action News that officers were shot.

11:58 a.m.: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirms it is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Henry County.

 

Source: WSB-TV

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