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Former Deputy Found Dead After Allegedly Shooting Ex-Wife, Sheriff, Deputy

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Suspect Anthony GianquintaHabersham County Sheriff's Office

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Authorities were searching for clues in a bizarre series of events Sunday night after a former sheriff's deputy, who was accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife, and wounding a sheriff and another deputy, was then found dead with another man.

The two officers were shot while responding to a domestic abuse call in Clarksville, Georgia, at about 7:20 p.m. ET, the state patrol told NBC Atlanta affiliate WXIA.

When the officers arrived at the home of former deputy Anthony Gianquinta, they found a woman, the suspect's ex-wife, in a garage and an armed man on the scene who took shots at them both.

The Habersham County Sheriff, Joey Terrell, and a deputy identified as William Zigan were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The sheriff was hit in the right arm, and the deputy was hit in the upper clavicle/chest area, according to Mark Perry with the Georgia State Patrol.

Perry said that Terrell was treated and released, while Zigan was still at North East Georgia Medical Center in good condition.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that — after allegedly shooting his two former colleagues — Gianquinta didn't get far before crashing his car, then doubling back to the house.

When officers searched for him, they found the body of Gianquinta and yet another man near the back of the house, the GBI said. The investigation is ongoing.

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