GAINESVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) – A North Georgia deputy was killed Sunday night after a late night car chase.
According to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, deputy Nicolas Dixon, 28, was trying to stop a stolen car, when the suspects crashed it and ran, firing shots at officers.
Dixon was shot and taken to the hospital where he later died.
According to Sheriff Gerald Crouch, Dixon had been with the department for three years. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.
One suspect was taken to the hospital. Officials are still searching for multiple other suspects.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp expressed his condolences Monday morning on Twitter, calling the incident “a terrible loss for the law enforcement community,”.
The GBI is investigating this incident. This is the 42nd officer involved shooting the GBI has investigated this year, according to a spokesperson.