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Two Georgia police officers were injured in a shooting early Monday morning while serving a search warrant in Crawford County, ABC News reports.

According to the report, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge J.T. Ricketson said that a multijurisdiction drug task force went to a home on State Highway 42 around 2:30 a.m. Monday to serve the warrant. Byron, Ga., police officers knocked on the door and announced themselves, but no one responded, Ricketson said.


"They knocked on the back door and announced their presence and that they were performing a search warrant," Ricketson said.

After getting no response, the officers went through the back door and were met by gunfire.

"[Officers] gained entry by going through the back door. As the officers were entering inside the residence, an occupant inside the residence fired at least one round. It may be more," Ricketson added.


Officers returned fire, killing the suspect, who was described as a 35-year-old white man who was also believed to be the subject of the search warrant. The man's girlfriend and an infant were also in the home at the time of the shooting, but neither was harmed in the incident, Ricketson confirmed.

The two officers who were shot both work at the Byron Police Department and were taken to the hospital. One officer was treated and released, while the other had to go into surgery. Ricketson said that the injuries were "serious but not life-threatening."

The names of the officers and the suspect have not been released.

Read more at ABC News.