Inmates shoot, kill 2 correctional officers

2 escaped inmates accused of killing 2 correctional officers in Putnam County. WSBTV

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSB-TV)- Two correctional officers were shot and killed by an inmate who escaped in Putnam County.

Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that the officers died.

According to the sheriff’s office, “preliminary information from the field” indicates up to two correctional officers working a detail Tuesday morning in Putnam County were killed along GA 16 while transporting prisoners during a work detail.

Two prisoners are now being sought.

The inmates are identified as Ricky Dubose, 24, and Donnie Russell Rowe, 43.

Dubose is described as a white male, 6’1, 140 pounds. Rowe is described as a white male, 6’1, 181 pounds.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, they stole a green 2004 Honda Civic, GA tag RBJ6601.