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GA Deputy Shot During Check Welfare Call, Man Arrested After Standoff

January 10, 2017  | 

A man who allegedly shot a sheriff's deputy on Monday was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff outside a Troup County residence.

Deputy Michael Hockett was conducting a welfare check on Matthew Edmonson, 28, because of concerns about his mental condition. When Hockett arrived, according to Troup County Deputy Stewart Smith, "he exited his vehicle to go around a fence toward the house and heard what he described as a banging sound.

Hockett was struck by multiple pieces of buck shot in the face, hand and torso. He retreated to his vehicle and called for help, 11 Alive reports.

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kevcopaz @ 1/10/2017 6:50 PM

Lucky officer, could have been much worse. Another example of the failure of our "mental health system" (do we even have one? Oh yes the Jails!

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