The Latest Slain deputy was 28, married with 2 children
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The Latest on the Georgia sheriff’s deputy killed in a shootout (all times local):
A Georgia sheriff says the deputy killed in a shootout northeast of Atlanta was a 28-year-old lawman who leaves behind a wife and two young children.
Hall County Sheriff Gerald Crouch says the fallen deputy — Nicholas Dixon — had been with the department for three years.
Authorities were searching for multiple suspects Monday in connection with the Sunday night shooting in Gainesville. The city is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.
Hall County sheriff’s spokesman Derreck Booth said several deputies had tried to stop a stolen vehicle before the shooting happened.
Authorities say they’re searching for suspects after a Georgia sheriff’s deputy was killed in a shootout northeast of Atlanta.
The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said early Monday that the deputy was killed while exchanging gunfire with a suspect Sunday night.
Hall County sheriff’s spokesman Derreck Booth tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution several deputies had tried to stop a stolen vehicle before the shooting happened.
The sheriff’s office said a search for multiple suspects was underway Monday morning.
Gainesville is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.