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Locust Grove police officer shot dead, two deputies wounded while serving warrant

Locust Grove police officer shot dead, two deputies wounded while serving warrant

Three law enforcement officers were shot while serving a warrant in central Georgia Friday morning, one fatally, officials say. The two injured deputies were Michael Corley and Ralph Sidwell "Sid" Callaway, both with the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

McBrayer said police had no reason to believe the suspect was unsafe when they arrived to serve the warrant, which was for failure to appear. Locust Grove Elementary School, which was nearby, was put on lockdown during the response to the incident.

The Locust Grove officer was shot and killed at the scene. He has been identified as Chase Maddox, a five-year veteran who joined the department after serving with the National Guard. "There's a lot going on, a lot of information being gathered at this time". The second deputy was listed in fair condition.

There were other people in the residence at the time of the shooting, the sheriff added, but none of them were injured. "It's scary because you never know who is in your neighborhood".

"This is awful and our hearts go out to the officer's family and the Locust Grove Police Department, as well as the injured deputies", the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety posted on Twitter.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.

GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said the suspect's relatives were being notified before his name is released. At that point they called Locust Grove for backup from an officer. WATCH Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m. for updates. Price said he was one of their better officers.