GAINESVILLE, Georgia July 8 2019— A Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot and killed Sunday night while pursuing burglary suspects on foot along Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville.
Some of the suspects remain at large and are considered armed and dangerous.
Between 11 and 11:15 p.m. Sunday, July 7, deputies exchanged gunfire near Highland Avenue off of Jesse Jewell Parkway with several suspects of weekend burglaries, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
One of the officers was struck by gunfire and transported to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he died.
His name is not being released while family is still being notified.
One of the suspects was also hit and transported to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Investigators believe he is the shooter, and his condition is unknown.
The incident began when officers attempted to pull over a car suspected to have been used in several home and vehicle burglaries over the weekend. The car fled, crashed and its occupants fled on foot and were pursued by deputies.
Sheriff’s Office investigators, the Gainesville Police Department, Gwinnett County Police and the Georgia State Patrol are searching for the remaining suspects.
Descriptions aren’t available for the remaining suspects and it’s not clear how many fled the vehicle on Sunday. Anyone with information should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 770-533-7693.