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BREAKING: Georgia Deputy Shot Multiple Times

Eldorado, GA – A Tift County sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times on Friday morning while responding to a call about a disturbance in Eldorado.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said the incident occurred on June 4 when two Tift County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call about two men who were creating a disturbance, WGCL reported.

Deputies were able to locate the suspects in the area and approached them, but then a gunfight erupted.

One of the sheriff’s deputies was shot multiple times, WGCL reported.

He was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

There was no information about whether the second deputy had sustained any injuries during the shootout.

GBI said one of the suspects had been shot as well, and that the second suspect had been taken into custody, WGCL reported.

There was no word on the condition of the wounded suspect, who was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The investigation into the deputy-involved shooting was being coordinated by the GBI.

Officials have not said who opened fire first during the incident.

Eldorado is located about 110 miles south of Macon, about halfway between Tifton and Lenox, WGCL reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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