HARRIS COUNTY, GA. -- Police were searching for three suspects after a sheriff's deputy was shot in the face during a traffic stop south of Atlanta Saturday evening.
Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley told CBS affiliate WRBL that the incident happened around 6 p.m.
Three people were inside a 1994 blue Chevrolet Caprice on I-85 southbound, about 80 miles south of downtown Atlanta, when they were stopped by Deputy Jamie White. It was not immediately known why the deputy stopped the car.
White was shot once above the left eye while walking up to the vehicle, Jolley said. He was taken to Midtown Medical Center and was awaiting surgery late Saturday, according to WRBL. Jolley said White was expected to survive.
Images of the suspects' car were captured by the deputy's dash camera. Authorities asked anyone who saw the vehicle, which had Alabama license plate 57CL161, to call police.
Jolley said White had been part of the Harris County Sheriff's Office for more than two years and had previously served in North Georgia.