One police officer was among four killed and another officer was injured Tuesday while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Georgia.
Henry Laxson, a field training officer for the Clayton County Police Department, was fatally shot after police responded to a domestic disturbance call, police Chief Kevin Roberts said.
Two officers were initially brought to the residence by a boy, 12, who had been shot, and when they arrived, they engaged a male suspect in a shootout, Roberts said. The suspect retreated but was then engaged by tactical police who had moved on the residence from the rear.
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The shootout continued, and Laxson was shot, along with another officer, Alex Chandler, who had non-life-threatening injuries to the hand, according to Roberts.
Sound On: A neighborhood just shared with me ring doorbell video, you can hear the barrage of gun fire that echoed in this Clayton Co neighborhood. Two officers were shot and taken to area hospital. Stay with @wsbtv for the latest pic.twitter.com/l5Rpp2o215— Ashli Lincoln WSB-TV (@AshliLincoln) December 1, 2021
Authorities then shot and killed the suspect, he said.
An additional two women were found dead inside the home, according to police.
"These things just shouldn't happen," Roberts said.
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Laxson "was one of Clayton's finest and unquestionably our very best," Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said. "Laxson far exceeded all expectations of what an ideal police officer should be. I will greatly miss your smile, young man. Rest easy, son. The brotherhood will continue the watch from here."