Police work can prove dangerous. Especially when an adversary has nothing to lose. Just such a scenario happened in Stockbridge, GA where a convicted felon barricaded himself in a home after killing his pregnant girlfriend. At some point in the multi-hour standoff with police, the killer executed the woman’s 16-year-old son.
Police arrived to check out the scene and discovered an unresponsive in the garage. When they forced entry, all hell broke loose. Here is the bodycam footage.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has more details…
The man accused of shooting two police officers and killing his girlfriend, her teenage son and then himself fired hundreds of rounds at officers, Henry County police Chief Mark Amerman said Friday morning.
But Anthony Bailey shouldn’t have had a gun at all. He’s a convicted felon and served nearly two years in prison for an aggravated assault conviction in the 90s, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Bailey allegedly killed Sandra White, who was pregnant, inside her Stockbridge home Thursday morning. Then, he shot two officers who arrived at the home.
Officers Taylor Webb was shot in the chest and hip and Keegan Merritt was shot in the hand, Amerman said. Each had been on the force for seven years and both remained Friday at Grady Memorial Hospital. Both should survive their injuries.
Friday afternoon, Henry police released body camera footage from the first officers arriving at the scene. White’s sister called 911 after seeing the pregnant woman on the ground in the garage, according to police.
Officers saw blood on the driveway and the woman bleeding and unresponsive and forced their way into the home, video showed. Immediately, the two officers were shot.
The killer, a convict who served prison time, later killed himself in the standoff.
We wish a speedy recovery to the wounded officers.