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Search underway for suspect after Thomas County deputies shot in Ochlocknee, Ga.

Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 1:41 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2022 at 10:09 AM EST
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OCHLOCKNEE, Ga. (WCTV) - Two deputies with the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office are expected to survive an overnight shooting in Ochlocknee.

The suspect, Tyler Henderson, allegedly got a hold of a deputy’s gun and used it to shoot the two deputies, TCSO says.

According to Captain Jones with TCSO, one deputy was taken to the ER after they were hit under their bulletproof vest, while another was shot in their vest.

Deputies from multiple agencies were canvassing the area of Ellen Street for any sign of Henderson.

Law enforcement tells WCTV that around midnight Tuesday, deputies were serving a warrant on Henderson when they got into an altercation.

According to TCSO, Henderson is on probation for robbery, aggravated assault and burglary charges. Law enforcement said an arrest last month in Decatur County is what prompted the warrant.

TCSO warns Henderson could be in Ochlocknee or surrounding towns.

Deputies say he is a 25-year-old white man who is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs around 212 pounds and has hazel eyes and brown hair. They also say his hairstyle was close-cut and he has some facial hair.

When TCSO last saw him, Henderson was wearing dark-colored jogging pants and light-colored tennis shoes.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

A BLUE ALERT has been issued for Tyler Keith Henderson. Henderson is wanted for shooting two Thomas County Sheriff’s...

Posted by Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday, January 11, 2022

This is a developing story.

Original Story:

Residents in Thomas County are being asked for their help in locating a shooting suspect in and around the Ochlocknee, Ga area.

According to the Thomasville Police Department, a reverse 911 call went out sometime after 1 a.m. Tuesday saying that police are actively searching for Tyler Henderson in relation to an overnight shooting. He’s described as a white male. TPD says Henderson should not be approached due to safety concerns. Police are also asking that everyone ensure their doors and windows on your property are locked.

Thomasville PD noted that they are not actively working this case, but instead are passing along the information to help find the suspect and to help answer any questions about the reverse 911 call.

This is a developing story.

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