Sheriff: Georgia deputy shot in the face during traffic stop

ATLANTA (AP) — Police are searching for three suspects after a sheriff’s deputy was shot in the face during a traffic stop south of Atlanta Saturday evening.

Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley told WTVM-TV ( that the incident happened around 7:30 p.m.

Three people were inside a 1994 blue Chevrolet Caprice on I-85 southbound, about 80 miles south of downtown Atlanta, when they were stopped by the deputy. It was not immediately known why the sheriff’s deputy stopped the car.

The deputy suffered a single shot to the face, above the left eye, while walking up to the vehicle Jolley said.

He was rushed to a hospital and is being treated. The condition of the deputy was not immediately known Saturday night.

Police are searching for the suspects, whose car was caught on the deputy’s dash cam video.