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A deputy US marshal was shot dead while serving a warrant in Georgia


A deputy U.S. marshal was fatally shot while trying to serve an arrest warrant near Savannah, Georgia, according to federal authorities.

Patrick Carothers, 53, was shot twice while attempting to serve a warrant at a mobile home in Long County, about 55 miles southeast of Savannah.

The suspect was a fugitive wanted in South Carolina, according Stewart Cottingham, supervisory inspector for a fugitive task force run by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Dontrell Montese Carter, the suspect, was wanted on charges of attempted murder of police officers, domestic violence and unlawful discharge of a weapon.

Carter was struck multiple times in a gunfight with officers Friday and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Patrick Carothers, was a 26-year-veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service. He also served as deputy commander of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for more than a year, according to WTOC.

Carothers is survived by his spouse and five children, according to U.S. Marshals Service Deputy Director David Harlow.

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