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Walker County Deputy shot responding to domestic call Sunday night in Rossville, suspect also shot

Updated: Aug 13, 2019

Rossville, GA  – On Sunday, August 11, 2019, at approximately 9:50 PM, the GBI was requested by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting that occurred at 217 Clair street, Rossville, GA.   

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 9:40 PM, a Walker County Sheriff’s deputy was shot by Sherman Travis Thomas, age 47, of Chickamauga, GA while responding to a domestic call. The deputy and the responding deputy fired multiple rounds at Thomas, hitting Thomas several times after he fired multiple times at the deputies first. The deputy and shooter were both transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. The Walker County deputy identified as Patrol Sergeant Thomas Agredano is in stable condition. Thomas is in critical condition. The GBI will continue its independent investigation.  Once complete, it will be provided to the Walker County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Previous: The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Walker County Sunday night. A deputy and suspect were both shot. Both are said to be in stable condition. Deputies responded to Claire Street in Rossville around 9:15 P.M. in reference to a domestic related call. Once on scene a shootout ensued. Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson confirmed the suspect as 47-year-old Sherman Travis Thomas. The deputy who was shot is Patrol Sergeant Thomas Agredano was transported by Puckett EMS to Erlanger Medical in Chattanooga and is expected to be okay. We will have further information once it is released by the GBI.