Authorities are searching for a gunman who fatally shot an officer early Tuesday morning outside the suburban Atlanta correctional facility where he worked, 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 Gwinnett County Police Department said.
The victim, Scott Riner, 59, had worked for the corrections department for over 10 years, police spokesperson Officer Hideshi Valle said.
“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.”
A description of the suspect was not immediately available.
Officers are currently on scene investigating and are asking anyone with information on the incident to come forward.
The correctional complex is an 800-bed facility located in Lawrenceville, about 40 minutes from Atlanta.