By: Red Pill | 02-09-2018 | News
Photo credit: @TyishaWSB | Twitter

One Officer Killed, Two Sheriff's Deputies Shot in Henry County, Georgia Shootout

Tragic news to report out of Henry County, Georgia, where one police officer has been Fatally wounded by an armed man who opened fire on Police and Sheriff's Deputies injuring several.

The Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer said that multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene, including the Henry County Sheriff's Office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the Locust Grove Police Department and Henry County Police Department.

The tragedy begin when the Locust Grove Police Department and Henry County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to serve an arrest warrant in the 1200 block of St. Francis Court in Locust Grove, Georgia.

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Upon arrival, officers were unable to gain entry into the home and the suspect opened fire on Police.

Sheriff McBrayer said his deputies went to the home to serve an arrest warrant late Friday morning. 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 hit, one later dying. The suspect was also shot and killed during the gunfight.

Neighbors said "it sounded like firecrackers going off," and that the gun battle between officers and the suspect lasted several minutes.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"Basically it sounded like firecrackers going off…" Neighbors describing deadly Officer-involved shooting scene in Locust Grove <a href="">@wsbtv</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Nicole Carr (@NicoleCarrWSB) <a href="">February 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The shooting happened inside the doorway of the home, according to<a href=""> WSBTV </a>.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Still a very active scene in Locust Grove after someone shot 3 officers on St. Francis Court. Police say one of those officers killed the shooter. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Tyisha Fernandes (@TyishaWSB) <a href="">February 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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One Locust Grove Police Officer was shot and later died as a result of his injuries, and two Henry County Sheriff's Deputies were also shot.

At least one of the Henry County sheriff's deputies has serious injuries and is headed to surgery. The other is fair. Both are at Atlanta Medical Center.

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<span style="margin-top:15px;rgba(42,51,6,0.7);font-size:12px;">Locust Grove Mayor Robert Price reacts to one of his officers being killed as he talks to Henry County Chief Deputy David Foster and Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer. Credit: <a href=""> WSBTV </a> </span>

Locust Grove Mayor Robert Price could be seen crying outside of a news conference, saying that the fallen officer was a close friend of his family.

Snellville police Chief Roy Whitehead said one of the deputies shot in Henry County today is the father of one of his officers.

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<span style="margin-top:15px;rgba(42,51,6,0.7);font-size:12px;">Henry County sheriff's Deputy Michael Corley was shot Friday while serving a warrant in Locust Grove, Georgia. Credit: <a href=""> Henry County Sheriff's Office </a> </span>

Wade Corley, the brother of Henry County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Corley, was shot in the left side of his chest and the shot penetrated his bullet-proof vest.

"They were serving a warrant and it just went south," Wade Corley said.

Wade Corley said he received a call from the Henry County Sheriff's Office saying his brother been shot.

"So I'm going crazy and then they pass the phone to my brother," he said. "At the time Michael didn't know if he was going to make it and he asked me to pray for him."

49-year-old Michael Corley, also asked to see his sons. "Get those boys to me as fast you can," he said he heard his brother saying.

The families of all of the officers shot are in complete shock. Such a terrible experience isn't one they're accustomed to in Henry County, which is a close-knit community of friends and neighbors.

The suspect has yet to be identified other than police saying he's a "life-long criminal," and that they're thankful nobody else was injured.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">One of the officers shot earlier today in Locust Grove, GA has died. This is just another reminder of the selfless sacrifices our Cops make. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. <br><br>Remember: if you see a Cop, thank a Cop. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThankYouBlue</a><a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) <a href="">February 9, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<b>The Goldwater sends our thoughts and prayers to all of the families of the officers in this horrible tragedy.</b>

It's pertinent that law enforcement officers be commended for the risks and dangers they face every day when they put on the uniform and lace up their boots to protect and serve.

If you see a Police Officer or Sheriff's Deputy, be sure to "back the blue". Support the Police, and thank them for their service.

This is a breaking story, we will update as information comes in.

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Anonymous No. 18016 2018-02-10 : 01:16

This less than 5 miles from my location.

There is more to the story than just traffic related bench warrants.

With ATF Bomb guys and other fed's along with GBI now present at the scene.

The Locust Grove Police Officer that was murdered was 26 , married, a father and they expecting their 2nd child to be born in a few days.

While locals have the ID of the shooter , there appears to be a news PC avoidance of some type being applied by the media.

Anonymous No. 18018 2018-02-10 : 03:52

let me guess, race of peace and non-violence?

Anonymous No. 18045 2018-02-10 : 13:40

Tierra Guthrie 39 y/o

Black-American was the Murderer / shooter and was allowed to assume room temperature.

While we are likely to see the usual out of state Race Pimps show up demanding justice.

I can assure anyone, in our community we ( White and Black community members) don't put up with outside radicals or trouble makers.

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