LONG COUNTY, GA (WSAV) -Federal authorities say a deputy U.S. Marshal was fatally shot this morning in Long County.
A news release from the U.S. Marshals Service says around 9:00 this morning, 53-year-old Patrick Carothers, a member of a team trying to serve an arrest warrant, was shot twice at the Spring Creek Mobile Home Park. Carothers was treated at the scene and rushed to a medical facility in Hinesville, where he later died. He was a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service, serving as deputy commander of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for more than a year.
The suspect of the warrant Dontrell Montese Carter, was hit when Carothers’ team returned fire. Carter was transported to Savannah, where he was later pronounced dead.
U.S. Marshals Service Deputy Director David Harlow says, “The fugitive who killed Deputy Commander Carothers was extremely dangerous, wanted for trying to kill law enforcement officers and deliberately evading authorities. Pat is a hero and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and five children.”