Authorities are searching for a gunman who fatally shot an officer outside a suburban Atlanta correctional facility early Tuesday morning, officials said.
Police received 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 Gwinett County Police Department said.
The victim was identified as 59-year-old Scott Riner.
A description of the suspect was not immediately available.
The correctional complex is an 800-bed facility located in Lawrenceville, about 40 minutes from Atlanta.
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