Ga. deputy saved by ballistic vest

A Hall County deputy was wounded after responding to an overnight home invasion and three other people, including a child, were injured


By Steve Burns
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — A Hall County deputy was wounded after responding to an overnight home invasion and three other people, including a child, were injured, the sheriff said.

Just before midnight, deputies went to the 4300 block of Campbell Road in east Hall County, Sheriff Gerald Couch said in a news release Friday.

As deputies walked toward the home, a vehicle with multiple adults and children left the residence and swerved at one of the deputies, Couch said.

Gunfire was exchanged.

A deputy, who was not identified, was hit in the torso and also received a minor head wound, according to the release. The deputy’s ballistic vest stopped the bullet to the torso area. He was treated and released.

Two of the adults in the vehicle were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, Couch said. A child was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for treatment. The child’s injuries were not life-threatening.

The suspects were taken into custody, Couch said. Identities and exact charges were not available.

The GBI was asked to investigate the situation, which is standard with officer-involved shootings. 

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©2017 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.)


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