A Banks County deputy is recovering from a gunshot wound received during an early morning shooting. He is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital.
While on routine patrol, deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel in Banks Crossing. It is believed that the deputies identified a person of interest in an out-of-state kidnapping. During the encounter, the suspect brandished a weapon and abruptly shot his victim in which deputies responded with gunfire. As gunfire exchanged, a deputy was shot in the hand and vest. The suspect received multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to a local hospital. The victim was also transported for the wound she received from the suspect. No information on their condition is available at the present time.
Sheriff Speed requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. GBI is on scene and the case has been turned over to their office for investigation. All further information will be released from the GBI. We would like to thank Banks County Fire/EMS, E911, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Commerce Police Department for the rapid assistance during the incident.