Officer reportedly killed, two others wounded south of Atlanta

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Adjacent Locust Grove Elementary School was put on lockdown.

Multiple police officers were shot Friday morning in Henry County, Georgia, located about 40 minutes south of Atlanta.

Locust Grove Mayor Robert Price identified the slain officer as 26-year-old Chase Maddox, who had been with the department since he was 22.

He said officers had no motivation to accept when they arrived that the suspect would be savage, however it ended up noticeably clear that he wouldn't run with them readily.

The shooting happened in the area of St. Francis Court and St. Phillips Court in Locust Grove, just off Interstate 75 between Atlanta and Macon.

"It became apparent that the suspect was not going to go with police, which is why a Locust Grove officer was called in to assist", McBrayer said.

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Both sheriff's deputies were wearing bulletproof vests at the time of the incident, McBrayer said.

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. The other was in reasonable condition, and was hit in the vest.

She told Fernandes that she was the former HOA president for the subdivision in locust grove.

"Police officers don't get paid enough for what they have to do", Wade Corley said. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been notified and is en route to the scene.

This story continues to develop.