Two police officers shot in Middle Georgia, suspect killed

Two police officers were shot early Monday while serving a search warrant at a home in Crawford County, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The officers were taken to the hospital and are expected to recover, authorities said.

Investigators said the wounded officers from the Byron Police Department were part of a multi-county drug task force. The task force was serving a warrant at a home along Georgia Highway 42 when the shooting happened at about 2:30 a.m. Monday. Authorities said officers knocked on the door of a home several times before going inside.

Once officers were inside, a suspect opened fire. Officers returned fire, and the suspect was also shot in the gun battle. The GBI said the suspect was killed. Monday morning, he was described only as a 35-year-old white male. The suspect’s girlfriend and baby were also inside the home when the shooting happened. Neither of them were injured.

#Byron police car stationed outside @navicenthealth. Prayers needed for two officers shot serving a warrant.

— Liz Jarvis Fabian (@liz_lines) December 12, 2016

The injured officers were being treated at a hospital in Macon. One of the officers was treated and released. The other officer is in serious condition and will undergo surgery.

The GBI took control of the shooting scene and is handling the investigation.

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