Four people are dead including a police officer after a domestic situation turned into a shooting spree.
The incident occurred in Clayton County, Georgia on Tuesday around 8:40 p.m.
Authorities say they were called to a home on the 3600 block of Jervis Court due to the report of possible gunfire.
When they arrived, they were met by a 12-year-old who had been shot in the face and a woman laying motionless in the front yard.
“We had calls of possible gunfire, domestic violence and persons down at a residence,” Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts
While authorities were in the front of the residence, they were immediately met by an adult male holding a handgun. The suspect than began firing on officers before retreating back inside the home.
A police department tactical unit was also stationed near the back of the home. The gunman then began firing on them, striking two of the officers. One officer was fatally injured, while another sustained an injury to his hands.
The incident began a back and forth gun battle where the gunman was ultimately killed.
When authorities were able to enter the property, they found another female dead.
Officials have not released the name of the civilians who were killed, however, the officer who was fatally injured has been named as Clayton County Field Training Officer Henry Laxson.
The officer was injured has been identified as Officer Alex Chandler.