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Georgia sheriff's deputy shot, wounded in Alabama

The sheriff said someone pulled up next to a car driven by a Muscogee County deputy and opened fire.
Credit: Kathleen Galligan, Detroit Free Press
Police close off a scene of a crime.

PHENIX CITY, Ala. — A Georgia sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded in Alabama while driving to work, and news outlets report a suspect is in custody.

Muscogee County Sheriff Greg Countryman says someone pulled up in a vehicle beside a car driven by a Muscogee County deputy at an intersection in Phenix City, Alabama, and opened fire early Thursday. He says one of the multiple shots struck the officer in the back. 

The sheriff says the deputy is expected to survive but was taken into surgery. The shooter surrendered to authorities and was arrested. Police didn’t release the name of the alleged gunman or the deputy who was injured.