3 arrested after Spalding community shelters in place following chase, shooting

Spalding County residents near West Ellis Road and Ellis Crossing were told to shelter in place by the sheriff's office as they searched for an armed suspect.

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Spalding County residents near West Ellis Road and Ellis Crossing were told to shelter in place by the sheriff's office as they searched for an armed suspect.

Three people were arrested after leading Spalding County sheriff’s deputies on a vehicle pursuit that ended with shots being fired and nearby residents told to shelter in place Sunday afternoon, officials said.

Residents near West Ellis Road and Ellis Crossing were told in an alert around 12:30 p.m. to stay put while deputies searched for the allegedly armed suspects. The “heavy law enforcement presence” in the area was related to an earlier vehicle pursuit in which the suspect was armed and shots had been fired, the alert read.

The shelter-in-place advisory was lifted shortly before 2:30 p.m., according to a second alert.

By 3:10 p.m., three suspects — two men and one woman — were arrested, the sheriff’s office said. Their identities and charges were not immediately released by the agency.

No other details were released about the suspects or the circumstances that led up to the vehicle pursuit.

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