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Suspect killed after firing shots at Coweta County deputies

  • By Clay Neely
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  • Jun. 06, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Suspect killed after firing shots at Coweta County deputies

Clay Neely / The Newnan Times-Herald

Coweta authorities said a man who fired several shots at a deputy has been shot and killed.

The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in front of the Wells Fargo Bank on Bullsboro Drive after a deputy identified a motorist with outstanding warrants.

During the stop, the suspect got out of his car and began running. When deputies yelled at the man to stop, the suspect pulled out a gun and fired six shots at the officer, according to Maj. Tony Grant of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect then ran into a wooded area near the Toyota car dealership. Authorities were able to create a perimeter and corner the man.

When the suspect began firing again, deputies returned fire, killing the man.

According to Grant, the suspect left a woman and baby in the car when he fled.

The GBI is currently working with the sheriff’s office on the investigation.

All officers involved in the incident were uninjured, according to Grant.