Sheriff: Georgia deputy shot in the face during traffic stop

A Georgia sheriff's deputy was shot in the face during an interstate traffic stop south of Atlanta on Saturday.

WTVM-TV ( ) reports that Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley says the incident happened around 7:30 p.m.

The deputy suffered a single shot to the face, above the left eye, while walking up to the vehicle. He was rushed to a hospital and is being treated. The condition of the deputy was not immediately known Saturday night.

Jolley says three people were inside the car when the incident happened on I-185 southbound, about 80 miles south of downtown Atlanta.

Police are searching for a 1994 blue Chevrolet Caprice that fled the scene.

Deputies say the vehicle was caught on dash cam video.

Police are searching for the suspects.