State seeks death penalty for suspect accused of killing Monroe County sheriff’s deputy

FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The state is seeking the death penalty for the man accused of killing a Monroe County sheriff’s deputy and injuring another.

According to Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick, the district attorney’s office notified Christopher Calmer’s legal team of its decision Tuesday.

Calmer is facing several charges, including murder and aggravated assault on a peace officer.

Deputies Michael Norris and Jeff Wilson responded to a suicide call September 2014 on Haley Lane in Bolingbroke. Calmer allegedly opened gunfire on the two deputies, fatally wounding Norris and sending Wilson to the hospital.

Norris was the first law enforcement officer killed in the line the duty in Monroe County.

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