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Deadly Shooting: Two Officers Killed

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, in Peach County, Georgia, 92 miles out of Atlanta, there were two officers called to handle a dispute between neighbors. Both officers were "threatened," shots were fired, and one officer, Patrick Sondron, was fatally wounded and pronounced dead on the scene. The other officer's name and condition were not immediately released.

According 13WMAZ, Sondron and Deputy Daryl Smallwood, who was also wounded during the shooting and later died at the hospital, were called to Ralph Elrod Jr.'s home after Elrod reportedly threatened two motorists near his home with a gun. The officers arrived shortly thereafter, around 5:30 pm. They talked with Elrod for just a few moments before Elrod began firing at them with a handgun. He later went inside and got a rifle, which he also used to fire at police. After police investigation, it appears that over 50 total shots were fired by Elrod, who was wounded in the abdomen during the shootout.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on the scene and has obtained a search warrant for the suspect's house. The date for Elrod's trial wont be set for another couple of weeks.

Sargent Sondron's funeral will be held November 10, 2016, at Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Georgia, at 10 a.am to 12:30 p.m. Deputy Smallwood's funeral will be held Saturday, November 12th 2016 at Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Information for this article was taken from WWLTV and 13WMAZ.

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