3 people killed, 2 officers hurt in standoff at Georgia home

SWAT officers gather at the scene where a gunman reportedly shot Henry County police officers in Stockbridge Georgia

SWAT officers gather at the scene where a gunman reportedly shot Henry County police officers in Stockbridge Georgia

Henry County Police said the officers who were hit did not fire back at the suspect and evacuated the house.

Kathie White wanted to convey publicly that her family is praying for the speedy recovery of the two officers who were injured in the tragic SWAT standoff which left her family members dead.

Their conditions were described as serious by an earlier police statement, but according to later reports, they are expected to recover.

One of the officers was shot in the hand and the other in the hip and upper torso.

However, by late Thursday night, the gunman was refusing to surrender and would not "provide proof of the well-being" of the teenager and the woman inside. "Hopefully he would do as he said and release this individual".

"We're hoping he was going release the 16-year-old".

Detectives think the incident began as a "domestic situation" and that there may be another victim, a woman, inside, said Henry County Police Captain Joey Smith.

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Police believe the suspect shot himself. Police identified the gunman as 47-year-old Anthony Tony Bailey of Atlanta. Authorities made a decision to fire several gas canisters into the home, at which point the suspect fired back at SWAT officers outside the home.

No officers were injured in the evening's events, Smith said.

Police confirmed to a WSB reporter that the alleged gunman killed himself.

A gunman suspected of shooting two Georgia police officers remain barricaded in a home Thursday with a teenager who was considered a hostage, police said.

(John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) A woman believed to be related to ones involved in a hostage situation reacts as law enforcement on the scene tried to console them in Stockbridge, Ga., Thursday, April 4, 2019. Authorities entered the home early Friday morning and found three people dead of gunshot wounds. "If you come over to your sister's house and you see her dead in the garage and then you wait from 11 o'clock in the morning until now you find out all three of them are gone", she said. There was some evidence of that when we arrived on scene, ' Smith said.

"We don't know how we're going to do it", White's mother, Kathie White, told CNN affiliate WSB.

Henry County has endured multiple shootings of police officers in the past two years.

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