Mayor: Slain police officer was a young father

Source CBS46

Source CBS46

One sheriff's deputy is in serious condition and in surgery right now at Atlanta Medical [Center].

A 26-year-old police officer has been shot dead and two sheriff's deputies are injured after man opened fire on them as they tried to arrest him.

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

Locust Grove Officer Chase Maddox, who was shot dead in Atlanta shooting.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are now on the scene of an officer-involved shooting at a home on St. Francis Court in Locust Grove.

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Both sheriff's deputies were wearing bulletproof vests at the time of the incident, McBrayer said.

He and his wife Alex have one son and she is pregnant with their second child.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation late Friday said that Henry County deputies Michael D. Corley and Ralph Sidwell "Sid" Callaway were wounded in the gunfire.

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

Two of the officers were taken from the scene to a hospital by helicopter, while the third was taken to a hospital by ambulance. They dismissed individuals who don't live in the area. Locust Grove Elementary School, which was nearby, was put on lockdown during the response to the incident. "It's scary because you never know who is in your neighborhood".

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