A Muscogee County, GA, sheriff’s deputy was shot early Thursday morning in Phenix City, AL.

Phenix City police were called to the area at approximately 6 a.m. Upon arrival officers discovered a male with a gunshot wound to the head, in a vehicle that had struck a guardrail, WTVM reports.

According to Muscogee County Sheriff Greg Countryman, the deputy was shot while on his way to work. Sheriff Countryman says someone pulled up beside the deputy and fired multiple shots - one striking the deputy.

The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Jasmine Lamar Richardson. Richardson turned himself in and is now in custody.

Richardson is charged with attempted murder, assault first degree and felony leaving the scene of a traffic crash. A motive for the shooting has not been released.

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