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BREAKING: Search Underway For Suspect Shooting At Georgia Deputies

Dahlonega, GA – There is a manhunt underway for a man officials called “extremely dangerous” after he shot at deputies on Sunday.

The Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office said Gerardo Johnathan Flowers ran from sheriff’s deputies on July 11, WSB reported.

The sheriff’s department said Flowers fled into the woods and then began shooting at the deputies.

Deputies were searching for Flowers in the area of Mt. Olive Church Road using dogs and a helicopter on Sunday afternoon, WSB reported.

Police have warned the community that Flowers should be considered “extremely dangerous” and asked people to avoid the area.

“Please keep the officers that are working this in your thoughts and prayers,” the sheriff’s department posted to social media.

Authorities said that Flowers was wanted on charges in Lumpkin, Hall, and Habersham Counties, WSB reported.

Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard posted information about the ongoing manhunt to the sheriff’s department’s official Facebook page.

“Lumpkin County Sheriff Officers are currently involved in an officer involved chase in the Mt Olive Road area,” Sheriff Jarrard wrote. “They have came in contact with an individual that may be wanted in other jurisdictions. The suspect is shooting at the officers and has fled from his vehicle into the woods.”

“We have the area surrounded and have GSP aviation and man tracking dogs on the ground,” the sheriff continued. “The suspect is extremely dangerous and has shot toward the officers. Please avoid this area and if you live in this area please lock up your property and call 911 if you see anyone entering your property.

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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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