Although the name of the suspect in today’s police shootout in Fort Oglethorpe has not been publicly released, Chickamauga Police Chief Michael Haney said he has a history of violence.

Haney said Chickamauga Police Department has been dealing with the suspect for two months involving family violence.

"We have had numerous reports on him, where he has made threats to his wife and unto himself, as well as he has made suggestive threats towards officers," Haney said. "He kept saying that he would not go back to jail."

According to Haney, the suspect has had numerous warrants on him, including some felony warrants, and authorities have been trying to locate the suspect for the past two months.

Walker County Messenger