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.
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.