Officer shot

A deputy with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office was shot Friday, Nov. 5 at a residence on Hwy. 124 near Publix in Braselton.

A Jackson County Sheriff’s Office female deputy was shot Friday (Nov. 5) in West Jackson. She remains in critical condition.

The shooting happened during a domestic call at a residence on Hwy. 124 near Publix around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, deputies were called to a residence at 6416 Hwy. 124, Hoschton, where homeowners wanted a non-resident out of the home.

When deputies arrived, they made contact with a woman at the front door who pulled a firearm and pointed it at deputies.

"The deputies gave verbal commands for the woman to drop the weapon," the GBI said in a news release. "The woman opened fire on the deputies. One of the deputies was hit and injured. The other deputy returned fire, hitting the woman and killing her."

The deceased shooter has been identified as Jessica Worsham, 43, of Hoschton.

The injured deputy, Lena Marshall, was transported to a trauma center in critical condition.

"Please be in prayer for our injured deputy, the family, along with the shift and coworkers of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office," said Sheriff Janis Mangum.

A GoFundMe account has raised over $35,000 for Marshall and her family.

Mangum said the "Deputy Lena Nicole Marshall Benefit Fund" has also been set up at the Northeast Georgia Bank, 1775 Old Pendergrass Road, Jefferson. Donations can be made at any Northeast Georgia Bank.

The GBI continues to investigate the incident.

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James Siple

[crying] Prayers for the deputy, their family & colleagues. 🙏🏻😰

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