Henry Laxson Clayton County officer

Who is Henry Laxson? Henry Laxson is a Clayton County officer who died after shootout at domestic call. Clayton County police confirmed Henry Laxson, two women and a suspect are dead after a shootout at a domestic call Tuesday night.

Police Chief Kevin Roberts says a child and another officer were also shot. Roberts identified the officer killed in the line of duty as Field Training Officer Henry Laxson.

The child is in critical condition but stable. The wounded officer, identified as Alex Chandler, is expected to survive.


Police said they went to the area of Hwy. 42 and I-675 on Tuesday night to check a domestic disturbance call. Police received another call about a child shot at a second location.

By the time officers arrived, they found the child and tried to render aid to one of the women victims in the yard. That is when police said someone started firing on the officers from an unknown location.

The suspect was killed during the exchange of gunfire with officers. The names of the two women who were killed and the suspect have not been released.


Dozens of Clayton County police officers are currently lining the streets near Grady Memorial Hospital.

Officer Laxson is the third north Georgia police officer killed in the line of duty since November.


Henry County Officer Paramhans Desai was shot as he attempted to make an arrest on Nov. 5. He died from his injuries days later.

Jackson County Deputy Lena Marshall was also shot at a separate call on Nov. 5 when she responded to a domestic incident. She died from her injuries on Nov. 8.

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