LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) – Authorities say a manhunt for a fugitive accused of shooting at police in South Carolina turned deadly when the suspect was found in southeast Georgia.
A deputy U.S. marshal was fatally shot Friday as a team of law officers tried to arrest Dontrell Montese Carter after tracking him to a mobile home in rural Long County. Officers returned fire and shot Carter multiple times. The fugitive was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
The U.S. Marshals Service said 53-year-old Patrick Carothers, deputy commander of the agency’s Southeast fugitive task force, died after Carter shot him twice.
Carter was wanted in Sumter County, South Carolina, on charges including attempted murder on police officers and domestic violence.