HENRY COUNTY, Georgia – The man accused of shooting two police officers and killing his girlfriend, teenage son and then firing hundreds of rounds on officers, said Henry County Chief of Police Chief Mark Amerman on Friday morning.
But Anthony Bailey shouldn't have had a gun at all. He is a doomed criminal and earned nearly two years in prison for a worsened assault conviction in the 90s, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.
Bailey allegedly killed Sandra White, who was pregnant, inside her Stockbridge home Thursday morning. Then he shot two officers who arrived at home.
Officer Taylor Webb was shot in the chest and hip and officer Keegan Merritt were shot in the hand, Amerman said. Each had been in power for seven years and both remained Friday at Grady Memorial Hospital. Both should survive their injuries.
Friday afternoon, Henry police launched the camera's footage from the first officers who arrived at the scene. White's sister called 91
Officers saw blood on the driveway, and the woman blew and reacted and forced their way into the home, video showed. Immediately, the two officers were shot.
"Shots fired! Shots fired!" An officer heard the shout in the video.
"I'm hit! I'm hit!" Another officer says.
Officer Taylor Webb was shot in the chest and hip, Amerman said. Webb made it to the garage in the home, where he saw White's lifeless body. Another officer, Keegan Merritt, was shot in the hand.
Bailey is then heard shouting for officers not to enter the house and warn that he had ample ammunition.
"Don't come in here. Don't come in here. Don't come in here," Bailey said. "I got many shots. I got a hostage. I got a hostage."
The hostage was White's son, Arkeyvion. Although the police never got in touch with the teenager, he could send text messages to relatives, Amerman said.
Officers negotiated with Bailey for several hours, but he refused to surrender.
"We tried to do everything we could possibly to bring this to a peaceful solution," Amerman said.
After putting gas into the home, Bailey fired again on officers and an armored truck, but no one was hurt, Amerman said. About 3 a.m. entered Georgia's state patrols into the home and found three bodies: Bailey, Sandra White and Arkeyvion.
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