Deputy US marshal killed in shootout with suspect

A 26-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals service was shot and killed Friday while attempting to make an arrest in Georgia.

Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers, 53, was shot twice while trying to capture Dontrell Montese Carter, a man wanted for attempted murder of police officers, domestic violence and other crimes.

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Carothers was working with a team that was looking for the fugitive when they spotted him in a trailer at a mobile home park. As Carothers approached the trailer, Carter opened fire, shooting the deputy marshal twice.

Carothers was taken to the Liberty Regional Medical Center, where he later died. The team shot back at Carter, who later died at a hospital in Savannah.

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