Henry County

WARNING - GRAPHIC: Police release video of moment that started 14-hour standoff

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Henry County police have released chilling body camera footage of the moments officers entered a home on a "trouble unknown" call Thursday and the suspect began to fire at them.

The shooting set off a nearly 14-hour-long standoff that ended with police finding three people dead in a home, including a woman who was eight months pregnant and her teenage son.

Sandra White, 39, her unborn baby and her son Arkeyvion, 16, were identified as the victims.

Police said the gunman, Anthony Bailey, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Bailey was White's boyfriend, according to family members. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the White family.


On Friday afternoon, Henry County police released a video showing the harrowing moments both officers were shot.

Police Chief Mark Amerman identified the officers as Keegan Merritt and Taylor Webb in a news conference.

Amerman said Merritt and Webb  were responding to reports that family members saw a woman bleeding and unresponsive inside the home's garage.

When they tried to go into the home, they were met with a hail of gunfire.

"Shots fired! Shots fired!" one officer shouts in the footage. "I'm down! I'm hit! I'm hit!"

Bailey's voice is also heard on the video threatening the officers.

"I got a lot of shots! I got 30-round clips in here," Bailey shots.

Webb appears to drop his camera after being shot in the torso and hip.

Merritt. shown on his own body camera shot outside the home, ducks behind a tree before being shot in the hand.

A second video shows another officer desperately kicking in the home's garage door get out of the house. In the video, Webb manages to jump though a hole in the door and officers help him to safety.

Both officers are now recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital and are expected to be OK.

Taylor Webb and Keegan Merritt 

[PHOTOS: 2 officers injured in Henry County shooting]


Amerman said in Friday's news conference that both officers are recovering well.

He said both officers have been with the department for seven years and both are in their 30s.

An emotional Amerman said everyone's goal was to save White's son, who they believed may have still been alive during the standoff.

Amerman said that after Webb and Merritt were shot, Bailey fired hundreds of rounds at officers, but luckily, no other officers were injured.

"Obviously – (Webb and Merritt were hit). Our armored vehicles that came out there to assist us they were hit," Amerman said. "I have personally seen the bullets. They ricocheted off the tanks. They basically did their jobs and kept the (other) officers safe."

It's unclear when Webb and Merritt will be released from the hospital.

The video posted below could be hard to watch for some people.