Sheriff: Woman fires at deputies outside hospital

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AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) -  A crime scene is being taped off in the parking lot of Phoebe Sumter Hospital in Americus.

Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith tells News Leader 9 his deputies were executing an arrest warrant on a woman there Monday as part of an ongoing drug investigation.

Sheriff Smith says the woman suddenly opened fire on his deputies, shooting at them several times before turning the gun on herself and shooting herself in the head.

The sheriff indicated his deputies did not shoot back at her during the exchange.

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