2 Georgia deputies shot, killed while serving warrant
( Post Millennial )
Two Cobb County sheriff’s deputies were ambushed and killed in Thursday night while serving a warrant on a Marietta-area home in Georgia.
During a press conference early Friday morning, Sheriff Craig Owens said deputies were serving a warrant when one of the suspects opened fire on the officers from a vehicle. Then a second suspect began shooting at the officers from the house.
The suspects were initially barricaded after killing the officers in the line of duty but surrendered after a four hour standoff with SWAT and FAST teams and are now in custody.
Two @CobbSheriff deputies died tonight in the line of duty while serving a warrant. SWAT and FAST teams are at the scene. The suspect is barricaded. We will release additional information, including the names of the fallen deputies, as it becomes available. — Cobb County Sheriff’s Office (@CobbSheriff) September 9, 2022
The identities of the fallen deputies have not been released.
BREAKING. Dozens of @CobbPoliceDept and @CobbSheriff blocking off Irwin Rd. @CobbSheriff confirmed to deputies we’re killed while serving a warrant. @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/94Q0Ch266U — denisedillon (@DillonFox5) September 9, 2022
Owens said, "From my understanding, the deputies had made an attempt at the home, knocked on the door, rang the doorbell no one came to the house. As they were getting back to their car the vehicle drove up and they assumed it was the suspect who lived there and as they got back to the car as he got into his car shots were fired."
There’s a large law enforcement presence outside the emergency room of Wellstar Kennestone Hospital after 2 Cobb County Deputies were killed while serving a a warrant. There’s plenty of tears and hugs. The names have not been released just yet ?@FOX5Atlanta? pic.twitter.com/7Nihb4EgTi — Eric Perry (@Ericperrytv) September 9, 2022
At approximately 7:48 pm, dispatchers first received a report something was wrong when the deputies were able to radio in the shooting.
According to Fox 5, a dispatcher broadcasted over the emergency band, "We have an officer down," which was followed by acknowledgments from law enforcement officers rushing to the scene. Firefighters and medics were dispatched as law enforcement arrived at the scene.
Sheriff Owens added, "My two deputies were ambushed and killed."
TAKE A LOOK: A massive police procession escorted an ambulance to the emergency room at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. One could assume it holds the body of one of the two Cobb Co. Deputies killed in the line of duty. @FOX5Atlanta The medical examiner also arrived. pic.twitter.com/0k46FJt1QY — Eric Perry (@Ericperrytv) September 9, 2022
At approximately 8 pm, FOX 5 reported two ambulances headed to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital were escorted by a long line of police cruisers.
Just before 9 pm news broke that both deputies had been pronounced dead.
Our condolences go out to Cobb County Sheriff Craig Owens and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office after the loss of two deputies tonight in the line of duty. https://t.co/f4s36jAmZE — GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) September 9, 2022
In a statement, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation offered its condolences in a tweet. "Our condolences go out to Cobb County Sheriff Craig Owens and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office after the loss of two deputies tonight in the line of duty."