Shooting in Clayton County, Georgia results in 4 fatalities including the assailant

Intense shooting broke out in Georgia’s Clayton County. Four people are reported dead, including a policeman, two women, and the sh...

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  • Intense shooting broke out in Georgia’s Clayton County.
  • Four people are reported dead, including a policeman, two women, and the shooter.
  • In addition, a 12-year-old boy was shot in the face.

An atrocious shooting in Clayton County, Georgia, on Tuesday night resulted in four deaths. Among them are a policeman, two women, and the shooter. A 12-year-old boy was also shot in the face. According to The Sun, the assailant died after a confrontation with the police and so far his identity is unknown.

The bloody event took place on Tuesday night when sounds of gunfire were reported. Residents called 911, and in a matter of minutes, local police arrived at the scene.

How did the hell begin?

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Police received a report of a shooting in the neighborhood of Rex, Georgia, around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. When the police arrived, the neighbors told them where the person who fired the shots was hiding inside. A confrontation then occurred that went on for several minutes.

Unfortunately, in the exchange of bullets, a policeman was killed and another was wounded in the hand. The dead officer was identified as Henry Laxson, a field training officer, Officer Alex Chandler was injured and is expected to recover soon without complications.

“That this happens is scary”

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution states that the aggressor began to use his weapon against the police when they located him and that a minor was shot in the face. The boy apparently told the officers where the shooter was. Currently, his condition is serious but stable. He was taken to a local hospital.

The sound of the shots stunned everyone in the neighborhood. Syrae Green told Fox5: “This doesn’t really happen in our neighborhood. Our neighborhood is quiet and it is a bit scary for this to happen.” Several videos of the shooting circulated on social media. Filed Under: Clayton County Georgia Shooting


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In addition to the families of the women and the shooter, the police force is also devastated by the death of the officer who confronted the assailant. Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts said, “These men and women do honorable work every day… and it is unfortunate that we have to do these reports over and over again.”

He added, “My heart aches for every policeman and his family who go through this kind of thing. These things just shouldn’t happen.” All of this has sparked a series of tributes to the murdered police officer. As Sheriff Victor Hill put it, “Laxson far exceeded all expectations of what an ideal police officer should be.” Filed Under: Clayton County Georgia Shooting

Why do they say Henry Laxson was the best officer?

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In his farewell message to his partner, Victor Hill said: “I will miss your smile very much. Rest easy, son, the brotherhood will continue the work from here.” This was how the police community said goodbye to the officer who was killed in the shooting. It will leave a void in the hearts of those who knew him.

In turn, Commissioner Felicia Franklin said, “Officer Henry Laxson was one of us and the best of the best who made the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect our community. As Commissioner and a mother, my heart aches for his family, friends, and the entire Clayton County Police Department.” Filed Under: Clayton County Georgia Shooting

Who were the women that died and what were they doing there?

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Investigations into the shooting in Clayton County continue. The authorities have not released the names or ages of the victims but the police have started contacting the relatives of the deceased. As for what had happened, it is not known what the two dead women were doing in the neighborhood.

Shootings in the United States are intensifying as the year ends and civilians suffer the most, either by losing a loved one or simply experiencing these violent events that threaten the safety of the population. People are increasingly exposed to these frightening crimes that occur throughout the country.

Students live through hell in their classroom

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Aa 15-year-old boy opened fire on Tuesday at a Michigan high school, killing three students and wounding eight other people, including a teacher, authorities said. Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said on Tuesday that investigators were still trying to determine the attacker’s motive for the shooting at a high school in the Oxford district, a community of about 22,000 people about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Detroit.

The suspect was arrested without further incident after the police arrived at the school. “The person who knows the most about it refuses to speak,” Bouchard said at a news conference, referring to the suspect. Bouchard said the detainee’s father had bought the 9-millimeter Sig Sauer pistol that was used in the attack on Friday.

How did the boy get the weapon?

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The police do not know yet why the father bought his son the weapon. Bouchard noted that the suspect had practiced target shooting with that pistol and that he had posted images of the weapon. Several of the students injured in the shooting remain in critical condition, including a 14-year-old who is on a ventilator, Bouchard said.

Deputy Chief of Police Mike McCabe previously said that authorities were aware of claims circulating on social media that there had been threats of a shooting at a school with approximately 1,700 students before Tuesday’s attack. But he cautioned against that narrative until researchers can dig into it.

Who was the suspect?

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McCabe also downplayed an incident in early November in which someone threw a deer head onto the roof of the school and said it was not related at all to the shooting. The incicdent forced school administrators to post two letters to parents on the school’s website, stating that they were responding to rumors of a threat against the institution but had found nothing.

Authorities have not release the suspect’s name at this time. McCabe said the attack occurred shortly before 1 p.m. He noted that officers recovered a semiautomatic pistol and several chargers that the suspect used in the attack. “He shot several times,” McCabe said, “between 15 and 20 shots.” The three students who died were a 16-year-old boy and two girls, 14 and 17, McCabe added. Filed Under: Clayton County Georgia Shooting

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