One deputy was injured and taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to the GBI. No information on her specific injuries were provided.
The other deputy returned fire, striking and killing the suspect, the GBI said. The suspect was identified as Jessica Worsham, 43, of Hoschton. An autopsy will be performed at the GBI Crime Lab.
Sheriff Janis Mangum posted about the incident on Facebook, asking for the community to support the injured deputy, her family and her co-workers.
The GBI is investigating the incident as an officer-involved shooting, the 84th such investigation the agency has opened this year. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution also tracks officer-involved shootings that don’t involve the GBI, and those numbers sometimes differ from the GBI’s tally.