GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say a man has been arrested and charged with felony murder in the killing of a Georgia sheriff's deputy.
Hall County Sheriff Gerald Crouch said Monday that Hector Garcia is suspected of killing Deputy Nicholas Dixon in a shootout late Sunday night in Gainesville.
Crouch said Garcia was wounded in the shooting. The sheriff said a second suspect was apprehended by a police dog. Officers were still searching Monday for two additional suspects they consider armed and dangerous.
Hall County sheriff's spokesman Derreck Booth said several deputies had tried to stop a stolen vehicle before the shooting happened.
Dixon was a 28-year-old lawman who leaves behind a wife and two young children.
Hall County Sheriff Gerald Crouch says the fallen deputy — Nicholas Dixon — had been with the department for three years.