Manhunt underway for convicted felon sheriff says shot 2 south GA deputies

THOMAS COUNTY, Ga. — A manhunt is underway for a suspect deputies say shot two south Georgia officers early Tuesday morning.

The Thomas County Sheriff’s Office told WALB that Tyler Henderson was being served a warrant in Ochlocknee in far southwest Georgia, when he got a hold of an officer’s gun.

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Officers said Henderson shot at three deputies, striking two of them in or under their bulletproof vests.

The two injured officers, who have not been identified, are stable and expected to survive.


According to the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, Henderson was on probation for robbery, aggravated assault and burglary charges. The warrant was connected to another arrest in Decatur County last month.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently working with other law enforcement agencies to find Henderson.

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A state-wide Blue Alert has been issued for Henderson, who is described as 5 feet, 10 inches with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark-colored jogging pants and light-colored tennis shoes. He has visible tattoos on his arms and neck.

Anyone with information about Henderson’s whereabouts are asked to call 911 or the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office at 229-225-4151. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477). A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to Henderson’s arrest.