A U.S. Marshal who was part of a law enforcement team trying to capture a fugitive in Georgia was shot and killed Friday in a gun battle, drugs authorities said.

Deputy Commander Patrick , 53, died about 9 a.m. while attempting to serve a warrant in Ludowici, Ga., located about 55 miles south of Savannah. He had been with the U.S. Marshals Servicefor 26 years, most recently as deputy commander of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for more than a year.

He is the father of Navy linebacker Paul Carothers, a freshman from Flowery Branch, Georgia.

was part of a team seeking to arrest Dontrell Montese Carter, 25, who was wanted on charges of attempted murder of police officers, domestic violence and unlawfully discharging a weapon during an incident in September in Sumter County, S.C.

Investigators said the task force team found Carter in a trailer home when was shot twice. He died at a local hospital. Carter was also hit multiple times and died, the U.S. Marshals Service said.



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