Police: Off-duty Georgia deputy fatally shot by relative


PALMETTO, Ga. (AP) – Police in Georgia say an off-duty sheriff’s deputy has been shot and killed by a relative during an argument.

Palmetto police Chief Bobby Fronebarger tells news outlets that the 26-year-old Coweta County deputy was killed Tuesday night. Authorities didn’t immediately release the identities of the deputy or the suspect, who they say is being held at the county jail.

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Police say the deputy had just started field training and was previously an officer at the jail. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on the case.