1 officer killed, 1 officer critically hurt in GA shooting

BYRON, Ga. (WIAT) — A Georgia officer is dead and another is hurt after a shooting Sunday night in Peach County, Georgia.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations says Sergeant Patrick Sondron and Deputy Daryl Smallwood were responding to a call about a dispute at a house in Byron.

Police say the suspect shot at both deputies when they arrived at the scene. Sondron was killed and Officer Smallwood is in critical condition.

Investigators identified the suspect as Ralph Stanley Elrod, who is now in jail.

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