UPDATE: 2 DeKalb Investigators were shot while serving a warrant; suspect still at large

Authorities closed a major DeKalb County highway as they pursued a suspect who is accused of shooting two sheriff's officers Wednesday morning.

UPDATE: 2 DeKalb Investigators were shot while serving a warrant; suspect still at large

According to Cynthia Williams, DeKalb sheriff, the investigators were serving an arrest warrant at Wellington Circle in Lithonia. Williams stated that they were taken to Emory Hillandale Hospital nearby, where they were alert.

She said that the investigators would be transferred to Grady Memorial Hospital to receive further treatment.

NewsChopper 2 footage shows large police presence at the house in a neighborhood near Covington Highway. The search for the suspect shooter continues as officers with rifles shut down Covington Highway, between Phillips and Panola roads.

Authorities have yet to release the name and description of the suspect.

Williams stated that "The incident site remains an active crime scene by the sheriff's department."

Numerous police vehicles from different law enforcement agencies are present in the area. According to the 24 Hour Traffic Center, motorists can also use I-20 as an alternative.

This shooting comes after another round of gunfire which claimed the life of a Clayton County officer on Tuesday night. According to authorities, Henry Laxson, a Field Training Officer, was among the four victims of the gunfire that occurred when officers responded to a domestic dispute in Rex.

The shootings also left another Clayton County officer and a 12-year old boy injured. The boy was still in critical condition on Wednesday morning.

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