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Officer is fatally shot outside the suburban Atlanta correctional facility where he worked

No one is in custody in connection with the death of Scott Riner, Gwinnett County police said.

Authorities are searching for a gunman who fatally shot an officer early Tuesday outside the suburban Atlanta correctional facility where he worked, officials said.

Police got a call shortly after 6:20 a.m. about a shooting at the Gwinnett County Comprehensive Corrections Complex. Officers found the senior corrections officer dead in the parking lot, the Gwinnett County police said.

The victim, Scott Riner, 59, had worked for the Corrections Department for over 10 years, said police spokesperson, Officer Hideshi Valle.

Gwinnett County Corrections Officer Scott Riner.
Gwinnett County Corrections Officer Scott Riner.Gwinnett County Police Dept.

“The Gwinnett Police department would like to extend condolences to his family, friends, and coworkers,” the police department said in a statement. “No arrest has been made, this is an active investigation, and detectives are exploring all motives.”

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp extended his condolences to Riner’s family on Twitter.

“Marty, the girls, and I are asking all Georgians to join us in praying for the family and loved ones of Officer Scott Riner of Gwinnett County,” he wrote. “As we join them in mourning this tragic loss, we’re also eager to see his killer brought to justice.”

Police released grainy security video of the person seen in the parking lot around the time of the shooting.

Officers were on the scene investigating and ask anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

The correctional complex is an 800-bed facility in Lawrenceville, about 40 minutes from Atlanta.