Police officer, suspect dead near Atlanta

ANI | Updated: Feb 10, 2018 05:08 IST

Washington D.C. [United States], Feb 10 (ANI): A police officer was killed and two deputies were wounded in a shooting that also left a suspect dead south of Atlanta in Georgia in the United States (US).

The Locust Grove officer who was killed had been on the force for about five years, said Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer.

Several media reports stated that it happened as the officers were serving an arrest warrant at a home in Locust Grove, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta.

"It all happened inside the residence," the sheriff said at an afternoon news conference. He said they had no reason to believe when they arrived that the suspect would be violent.

Nearby Locust Grove Elementary School was put on lockdown, according to the reports.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the shootings. (ANI)