UPDATE (CBS46) -- The woman who is accused of killing a Jackson County deputy was previously reported missing. 43-year-old Jessica Worsham was reported missing back in September. Worsham reportedly shot the deputy and then was shot and killed. 


UPDATE (CBS46) -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office announced that Deputy Lena Marshall has passed away Monday afternoon. 

The sheriff's office released the following statement: 

As Sheriff, and on behalf of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, it is with a heavy heart that I advise you all that we lost Deputy Lena Marshall around 3:50 pm today. Once arrangements have been made, we will provide that information.  Please respect the privacy of Deputy Marshall's family at this difficult time.

The family of Deputy Lena has established a fundraiser for those wishing to donate. You can contribute by dropping off donations to:
Deputy Lena Nicole Marshall Benefit Fund
Northeast Georgia Bank
1775 Old Pendergrass Road
Jefferson, Georgia.
Donations can be made at any Northeast Georgia Bank.


UPDATE (CBS46) -- The GBI released the identity of the woman who died as Jessica Worsham, 43, of Hoschton, Georgia.

JACKSON CO. Ga (CBS46)-- A domestic call resulted in a deputy being sent to the hospital in critical condition and left a woman dead.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI), Friday at 9:20 p.m. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a situation where the homeowners wanted a non-resident out of the home, located on HWY 124 in Hoschton, Georgia. 

The investigation revealed a woman at the front door pulled out a gun, pointing it towards the deputies.

The GBI says deputies commanded the woman to drop the gun, but she opened fire striking a deputy.

According to the investigation, another deputy fired back, killing the woman. Neither the injured deputy nor woman killed identities have been released.

This is the 84th officer-involved shooting the GBI has been asked to investigate in 2021.


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