COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Two deputies with the Cobb County Sheriff’s Place of business had been killed Thursday night after being shot, Sheriff Craig D. Owens stated.
Owens stated the deputies had been serving a warrant on Thursday evening once they had been ambushed.
Cobb County courtroom officers recognized the shooters Friday as Christopher Cook dinner and Christopher Golden. The 2 males are anticipated to make their first courtroom look at 4 p.m.
The Cobb County Sheriff’s Place of business and the Cobb County Police Division will hang a joint press convention instantly following the primary look.
Channel 2 Motion Information will circulation the scoop convention LIVE beginning at 4 p.m.
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The identify of the deputies killed have no longer been launched.
“What I will inform you on this second is that this — in simple phrases it’s easy, my two deputies had been ambushed this night and killed,” Owens stated. “The 2 suspects we consider are the perpetrators of this crime are lately in custody and are being held on the Cobb County Police Division for wondering.”
Golden has been charged with 3 counts of prison homicide and 3 counts of irritated attack of an officer.
A duplicate of the warrant got by means of Channel 2′s Michele Newell confirmed that the deputies who had been shot had been making an attempt to serve a warrant to Cook dinner on 3 prison counts of robbery by means of receiving and 3 counts of robbery by means of deception.
No further fees were introduced in opposition to Cook dinner to this point.
Deputies had been ambushed once they were given out in their vehicles and started speaking to the suspects. One suspect opened hearth from a automobile and a 2nd suspect additionally opened hearth from the home, in keeping with the sheriff’s place of job.
The 2 deputies, Owens stated, have been with the sheriff’s place of job for greater than 5 years.
Channel 2 Motion Information crews at the scene watched as a couple of jurisdictions spoke back to the home the place the deputies had been ambushed. Channel 2 crews had been additionally out of doors Wellstar Kennestone Medical institution and Grady Memorial Medical institution the place the deputies had been taken.
Hours after the SWAT groups spoke back, the suspects had been taken into custody round 12:15 a.m.
Owens stated he doesn’t have the phrases nowadays to precise the feelings, however requested for prayers for his deputies.
“Two better halves have misplaced their superb husbands,” Owens stated. “Pray for us as a result of we’d like it. Our hearts are damaged right here in Cobb County.”
Channel 2′s Kristen Holloway talked to a neighbor, Tiffany, who used to be stranded out of doors the community as the placement spread out. She stated it used to be superb how the neighborhood got here in combination and communicated about what used to be going down on social media. Neighbors equipped snacks and beverages for investigators.
Nonetheless, she stated the community is devastated by means of the lack of the 2 officials.
“We’re all heartbroken, so somber right here locally as a result of they had been right here, the (officials) had been right here to give protection to us and so they had been doing their task,” she stated. “And we’re heartbroken for the households.”
Channel 2 Motion Information has got the reserving record for Cook dinner, who’s indexed at dwelling on the house on Hampton Glen courtroom the place the capturing came about.
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