Ga. deputies shoot man in chase after rural mail carrier killed
COMMERCE, Ga. - A suspect is in custody in Banks County after a postal worker was shot and killed while delivering mail over the weekend, leading to a shoot-out between police and the suspect.
Banks County sheriff’s deputies responded just after 9:30 a.m. Saturday 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 injuries that were not life-threatening.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to help on the case.
The deputies involved in the shoot-out are on administrative leave during the investigation.
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