SPALDING COUNTY, Georgia – An off-duty Spalding County detention officer was reportedly shot in the head on Thursday afternoon in what police say appears to be a domestic dispute.
Reports have not provided much information at this time but the officer was identified as 34-year-old Amanda Moore. She was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center after the shooting, said the sheriff’s office spokesman Capt. Dwayne Jones.
According to the sheriff’s office, the detention officer’s 16-year-old daughter was arrested in connection with the shooting after deputies discovered Moore with a single gunshot wound to the head.
“Preliminary indications are that the shooting was a result of a domestic dispute between Moore and her 16-year-old stepdaughter,” Sheriff Darrell Dix.
“This is a difficult time for everyone involved, and we are asking for prayers of healing and strength for this family in the coming days,” Dix said in a news release.
The incident happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of Ethridge Mill Road, authorities said. There has not yet been an update on Moore’s medical status. The officer has been with the sheriff’s office for about one year. Her father is also employed there, reports indicated.
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“I’m not a doctor. I don’t know if that saved his life,” said Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco said. “But I can tell you the probability of him being able to walk and live again is because of the quick reaction of his teammates, the members of the sheriff’s office who put that tourniquet on.”
62-year-old Terrance J. Peterson identified as the suspect. He was taken into custody after gunshots were exchanged and a standoff ensued.
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