U.S. Deputy Marshal Carothers fatally shot while serving a warrant in Georgia.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
November 18, 2016
Long County, Georgia – On Friday, U.S. Deputy Marshal Commander Patrick Carothers, 53, of Macon, 26-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service was fatally killed by a suspect while serving a fugitive warrant in Long County. The suspect, Dontrell Montese Carter, 25, while at the Spring Creek Mobile Home Park located in the 11800 Block of Tibit Drive near Ludowici shot Deputy Marshal Carothers twice with a rifle as he entered a mobile home and fellow law enforcement task force officers returned fire and wounded Carter. Carter later died at a local hospital from his injuries. Deputy Carothers was also taken to local hospital where he later died as well, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Carter was wanted for domestic violence and discharging a weapon in connection with the attempted murder of several police officers from Sumter, South Carolina.
Carothers is survived by a wife and five children.