Georgia sheriff’s deputy shot in face during traffic stop, suspects sought

A Georgia sheriff’s deputy was shot in the face during a traffic stop on an interstate, police said late Saturday.

Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley told WTVM-TV the incident happed at about 7:30 p.m. The deputy suffered a single shot to the face, above the left eye while walking up to the vehicle.

The deputy was rushed to the hospital and is being treated. The condition of the deputy was not immediately known Saturday night.

The deputy wasn’t identified.

Jolley says three people were inside the car when the incident happened on I-185 southbound, about 80 miles south of downtown Atlanta.

Police are searching for a 1994 blue Chevrolet Caprice that fled the scene.

Deputies say the vehicle was caught on dash cam video.

Police are searching for the suspects.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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