1 deputy killed, 1 injured during a dispute central Georgia

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

BYRON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Peach County deputy was killed and another was wounded responding to a dispute between neighbors in central Georgia.

The Macon Telegraph reports the shooting happened about 5:30 p.m. Sunday near Byron, about 16 miles southwest of Macon.

Peach County coroner Kerry Rooks confirmed 41-year-old Patrick Sondron died at about 6:40 p.m.

GBI special agent J.T. Ricketson says the sheriff’s office contacted him about 6 p.m. requesting assistance responding to “a dispute between neighbors.”

Ricketson says when deputies arrived “they were under gunfire.” He says they returned fire.

A suspect was taken to a hospital. Ricketson would not say if the suspect was shot.

A person who answered the phone at the sheriff’s office said no one was there who could release any information.