Georgia deputy airlifted in critical condition, another Injured in shooting; manhunt underway: Tales

A"possibly armed and dangerous" defendant was searched while the other was in custody, police said

Georgia deputy airlifted in critical condition, another Injured in shooting; manhunt underway: Tales

A manhunt was stranded close to the Georgia-Florida lineup early Sunday following a shooting at Georgia on Saturday night that left a sheriff's deputy battling for his life along with another deputy injured, according to reports.

Neither deputy was instantly identified. The shooting happened in Brinson, Decatur County, based on WTXL.

Authorities issued an alarm for a defendant called Troy Arthur Phillips, 40, stating that he was"possibly armed and dangerous." The defendant's brother, who wasn't named, was taken into custody in relation to the shooting, WTXL reported.

Both deputies were engaging in a car pursuit because the suspects' vehicle spanned from Seminole County to Decatur County, not far from the Florida state line, the channel reported.

The two deputies were taken with what was thought to be a .30-caliber rifle, based on WTXL.

The suspects' car was traveling longer than 80 miles during the pursuit, the report stated.

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