Deputies shoot man in chase after mail carrier killed

Crime & Safety

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say sheriff’s deputies pursuing leads in the killing of a rural mail carrier in northeast Georgia shot and injured a man after a chase.

Banks County sheriff’s deputies responded just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning to a report of a shooting. The sheriff’s office said in a statement posted on Facebook that Asa “Junior” Wood, 59, had been shot while delivering mail and later died from his injuries.

Deputies later spotted a vehicle identified for a person of interest. The sheriff’s office says deputies disabled the vehicle during a chase, and the drive came out shooting.

The sheriff’s office says deputies returned fire, and the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

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