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Wounded Ga. Deputy Recovering Following Surgery

November 29, 2010  | 

A DeKalb County, Ga., sheriff's deputy shot while serving a warrant was in stable condition Monday morning following surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital, officials said.

Meanwhile, his alleged shooter has been discharged from Grady and transported to DeKalb County Jail, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. More charges await Joshua Matthew Waller, who already faces one count of aggravated assault and a simple battery misdemeanor from the original warrant Cpl. Gary Freeman served him Sunday night at the Keys Crossing Condominiums.

Waller opened the front door holding a gun and shot the 13-year law enforcement veteran in the forearm, DeKalb Sheriff Thomas Brown said. Another deputy returned fire, striking the suspect in the upper torso.

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