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4 killed, including officer and suspect, in Georgia shooting

Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 5:10 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 1:22 PM CST
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ATLANTA (AP) — Police say four people are dead, including a police officer and the shooter, after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call Tuesday in Clayton County, south of Atlanta.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Clayton County police Officer Henry Laxson was killed when a man started shooting at officers when they arrived.

Another officer was wounded.

The GBI says officers returned fire, hitting the man, who died at the scene.

Officers discovered that shortly before they had arrived the man had shot and killed two women and shot a 12-year-old boy in the face.

Police said that while they were trying to render aid, they were fired at from an unknown location.

Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts said the child is in critical but stable condition.

The wounded officer is expected to survive.

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