AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a kidnapping suspect who was shooting at a woman fleeing his car.
The Burke County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the shooting happened Saturday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office said 45-year Freddrick Andrews Hadden Jr. was killed.
The incident began when Richmond County law enforcement sent out an alert that a woman had been kidnapped. Burke County Deputy Eric Madison spotted the described car.
The sheriff’s department said a woman ran from the car, and Hadden shot at her and the deputy. The sheriff’s office said Madison returned fire.
The sheriff’s office praised Madison’s actions in a “difficult and tense situation.”
Another sheriff’s office was called to investigate since it is an officer-involved shooting.