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Officer and suspect dead, deputies wounded in Ga.

LOCUST GROVE, Ga.— A police officer was killed and two deputies were seriously wounded in a shooting that also left a suspect dead south of Atlanta, authorities said Friday.

Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer said it happened as the officers were serving an arrest warrant around 11 a.m. at a home in Locust Grove, about 40 miles southeast of Atlanta.

He said gunfire erupted as the deputies were trying to take a male suspect into custody on a warrant from the municipal court in Locust Grove. McBrayer wouldn’t say who fired first or give other details about how it happened.

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McBrayer said they had no reason to believe when they arrived that the suspect would be violent.

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The two deputies were veterans. One had served with the force for 20 years. The Locust Grove officer who was killed had been on the force for about five years. Their names were not immediately released.

McBrayer said one deputy was in serious condition and undergoing surgery. The other was in fair condition.

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