3 officers shot, 1 suspect dead in Georgia

Source CBS46

He resisted and they called for backup.

But while trying to serve the warrant, an altercation broke out, according to the sheriff, and all three officers were shot. The male suspect who was killed was identified as 39-year-old Tierra Guthrie.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on its Twitter page Friday night that the suspect was 39-year-old Tierra Guthrie.

Further details weren't immediately available.

Corley's brother Wade asked for prayers for the officers' families and said he felt lucky his brother was not more seriously hurt.

The two Henry County deputies were veterans, McBrayer said.

The sheriff says the man who shot them is dead. A suspect, who hasn't been named by authorities, was killed.




WSB-TV, citing the Henry County Sheriff's Office, reports that two Henry County sheriff's deputies and a Locust Grove officer were shot.

The Locust Grove officer died at the scene from a gunshot wound. Price said he was one of their better officers. Price said the police chief and chaplain had spoken with Maddox's wife. A suspect was killed.

McBrayer said the two deputies had responded to the home around 10:53 a.m.to serve a warrant on charges out of the Locust Grove municipal court for failure to appear.

"It all happened inside the residence", the sheriff told Channel 2 Action News at an afternoon news conference.

Images on local television showed police tape around two homes in a cul-de-sac of a Locust Grove subdivision, about 30 miles southeast of Atlanta. They dismissed individuals who don't live in the area.

Nearby Locust Grove Elementary School was put on lockdown.

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