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Jackson County deputy injured during shootout

Authorities say deputies were called to Highway 124 West for a domestic incident.

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. — Update: The deceased alleged suspect has been identified as Jessica Worsham, age 43, of Hoschton, GA.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) is investigating after a deputy was shot and a person killed Friday evening in Jackson County

Authorities say deputies were called to Highway 124 West for a domestic incident. One deputy was shot after arriving at the location. Other deputies, authorities say, returned fire eventually striking and killing the alleged suspect. 

The deputy was taken to the hospital. No word on the extent of their injuries, but the Jackson County Sheriff's Office posted, "Please be in prayer for our injured Deputy, the family, along with all the shift and coworkers of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office."

At this time, authorities have yet to reveal what exactly led to the gunfire exchange and the identities of those involved.

The sheriff's office says they are going to open a bank account to accept donations for the deputy on Monday. 

This investigation is ongoing.