The Latest: Mayor: Slain police officer was a young father

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. (AP) - The Latest on the shooting of three officers south of Atlanta (all times local):

4:55 p.m.

A Georgia mayor says a police officer who was killed in a shooting that wounded two sheriff's deputies had a young child and a baby on the way.

Locust Grove Mayor Robert Price said Officer Chase Maddox was the city officer who died Friday. Price said the 26-year-old officer's wife is pregnant and expecting their second child any day.

Price said Maddox had been with the department since he was 22, just out of school. Price said the police chief and chaplain had spoken with Maddox's wife.

The mayor urged people to keep the young family in their thoughts.

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

The two deputies had serious injuries. A suspect was killed.


2:15 p.m.

Authorities say one officer has died and two deputies were critically wounded in a shooting that also left a suspect dead south of Atlanta.

Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer made the announcement Friday afternoon at a news conference.

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.

WSB-TV reported two of the law officers were flown away by helicopter while the third was carried by ambulance.

Police blocked off multiple entrances of a subdivision not far from an outlet mall. They turned away people who don't live in the neighborhood.

Yellow police tape cordoned off a section of one home's front yard. Nearby Locust Grove Elementary School was put on lockdown.

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