- Associated Press - Monday, January 9, 2017

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 (https://2wsb.tv/2ixHP2S ) 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.

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