Officer Killed, 2 Deputies Wounded in Locust Grove, Ga. Shooting

According to the CBS affiliate, three law enforcement officials were shot-one Locust Grove PD officer and two Henry County deputies in a neighborhood off LG Griffin Road.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the slain officer as Chase Maddox, 26, who worked for the Locust Grove Police Department since he was 22.

Of the two deputies who were injured, one was in serious condition and was undergoing surgery for an abdominal injury, while the other was in fair condition and had been released from the hospital.

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

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Locust Grove Elementary School has been placed on lockdown as a precaution, reported Fox 5. Two deputies also were shot and wounded.

The neighbor told Fernandes that she thought the gunshots were firecrackers until she saw all the first responders descend on Saint Francis Court.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation late Friday identified the wounded deputies as Michael D. Corley and Ralph Sidwell "Sid" Callaway.

"We just can't believe this happened", he said.

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While attempting to arrest the man, an altercation broke out and all four men were shot. Two have been flown to a local hospital and one was taken by ambulance.

Police blocked off multiple entrances of a subdivision not far from an outlet mall.

Neighbors told WSB-TV the shots sounded like firecrackers going off.

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