Confrontation Ends in Gunfire at Local Hospital

By: Julie Montanaro

Tift County, Ga. -- A confrontation ends in gunfire as U.S. Marshals try to arrest a fugitive outside the Tift Regional Hospital.

According to John Edgar with the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force out of Macon, Georgia:

Shorofsky Horton was wanted in connection with a shooting in Tifton. They had warrants for armed robbery and aggravated assault.

The task force got a tip Friday that Horton was near the hospital with his girlfriend in a white Honda Civic. Task force members say they spotted the car and when Horton and his girlfriend, Matanya Miller, got in and tried to leave, marshals used their cars to block them.

Edgar says when task force members went to confront the couple, Miller hit the gas and hit two federal agents. One of them, Edgar says, was thrown into the air and landed on his back. The other wound up on the hood of the car and fired three shots through the windshield.

Edgar says Miller was struck by shrapnel from the bullets and taken inside the hospital for treatment. She could face federal charges for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Edgar says both U.S. Marshals were taken inside the hospital, one was treated for injuries to his knee, the other for a sprained arm and shoulder.

Horton was arrested on the scene.

Edgar says they got a search warrant to search the car and found a semi-automatic gun inside and a large amount of cash in Miller’s purse.

He says the FBI is also investigating.

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