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UPDATE: 20-Year Veteran of GA Sheriff's Department Killed

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

UPDATE 5:10PM

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a sheriff's deputy has
been shot and killed in Clayton County, south of Atlanta.

Sheriff Kem Kimbrough tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the
shooting happened on or near Walker Road Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities tell WSB-TV the officer was assisting a fugitive squad in pulling over a suspect and serving a warrant when the shooting occurred.

Authorities say the deputy was taken to Southern Regional Hospital, where he died.

Officials said at least 40 police officers were searching the
area for the suspect, and a road block was set up between Walker
Road and Highway 314.

Sheriff's officials said the suspect is a 17-year-old boy.

WSB reports the deputy -- whose name hasn't been released -- is
married with children, and has been in law enforcement for more
than two decades.
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JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a sheriff's deputy has been shot and killed in Clayton County, south of Atlanta.

Sheriff Kem Kimbrough tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the shooting happened on or near Walker Road Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities tell WSB-TV the officer was assisting a fugitive squad in pulling over a suspect and serving a warrant when the shooting occurred. Authorities say the deputy was taken to Southern Regional Hospital, where he died.

Officials said at least 40 police officers were searching the area for the suspect, and a road block was set up between Walker Road and Highway 314. Sheriff's officials said the suspect is a 17-year-old boy.

WSB reports the deputy -- whose name hasn't been released -- is married with children, and has been in law enforcement for more than two decades.

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