Sources tell FOX 5's Morse Diggs the warrant was for a failure-to-appear on a traffic citation.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on its Twitter page Friday night that the suspect was 39-year-old Tierra Guthrie.
The names of the officers, along with the suspect, have not been released.More news: Saskatchewan Unemployment rate second-best among provinces in the country
Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer said the shooting happened Friday morning when the two deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant on an unidentified man at a residence in Locust Grove. the sheriff said that after talking to the suspect for about 10 minutes, they realized they would have difficulty arresting the man.
He said the Locust Grove officer who was killed had been on the power for around five years. Price said he was one of their better officers.
The two injured deputies were Michael Corley and Ralph Sidwell "Sid" Callaway, both with the Henry County Sheriff's Office. Price said the police chief and chaplain had spoken with Maddox's wife. Two deputies also were shot and wounded.More news: Olympics Opening Ceremony: Who is U.S. flag bearer Erin Hamlin?
Locust Grove is about 40 miles southeast of Atlanta.
At least three Georgia officers were shot in Locust Grove in Henry County on Friday morning, WSB-TV reported. They dismissed individuals who don't live in the area.
TV news footage from a helicopter shows a neighborhood of houses with yellow police tape cordoning off a section of one home's front yard.More news: John Horgan won't retaliate in pipeline feud with Alberta
As a precaution, Locust Grove Elementary School said it was on lockdown, News4Jax reported.