2 Georgia police officers shot while serving warrant

BYRON, Ga. (AP) — Two central Georgia police officers have been shot while serving a search warrant in Crawford County.

Authorities say the suspect in the shooting has died.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent J.T. Ricketson tells local new outlets that a multi-jurisdiction drug task force went around 2:30 a.m. Monday to a home on state Highway 42. Byron officers knocked on the door and announced themselves, but no one answered.

Ricketson says the officers went inside the house and an occupant started shooting at them. The officers returned fire. The condition of the suspect hasn’t been released.

Two officers were taken to a hospital in Macon. Their conditions weren’t immediately known.

GBI agents have locked down the scene and were securing search warrants.

Ricketson, said the officers are part of the Peach County Drug Task Force that includes officers from Peach and Crawford counties, Byron and Fort Valley.

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