UPDATE: June 10, 2022 – K9 deputy handler Master Deputy Sheriff N. Butler has been released from the hospital and he is doing very well.
June 11, 2022
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — One of our Certifying officials, a Gwinnett County deputy was shot while on duty.
Police say what started as a traffic stop for a stolen car turned into a shooting, leaving one deputy and the suspect injured.
The GBI identified the driver of the stolen car as 34-year-old James Edward Perkins. As a K9 deputy handler approached the SUV, Perkins shot him several times. Other officers returned fire, hitting Perkins.
The full story can be read on WSB-TV.