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Troup Co. deputy hurt during standoff


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Jan. 09, 2017 - 7:24 PM

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities say a sheriff's deputy was hit by shotgun pellets and a man was wounded in the shoulder when gunfire broke out at a Troup County home.

Sheriff James Woodruff told WSB-TV that Deputy Michael Hockett was making a welfare check Monday when a man in the home opened fire.

Hockett was treated and released at a hospital.

Deputies were able to talk the suspect out of the home, ending an hours-long standoff. He surrendered shortly before 6:30 p.m. and was taken to a hospital.