Deputy shot in knee in Athens

8:53 PM, Jun 8, 2012   |    comments
  • Cpl. John Williams (Courtesy of Clarke County Sheriff's Office)
  • Larry Henderson (Courtesy of Clarke County Sheriff's Office)
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ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens-Clarke County sheriff's deputy was shot in knee Friday afternoon with non-threatening injuries.

Cpl. John Williams was shot in the knee while attempting to persuade Larry Henderson from his mother's car after she wanted him involuntarily committed to a mental hospital.

The shooting happened around 3 p.m. just outside the courthouse.

According to authorities Henderson began firing at deputies with a .22 caliber pistol in protest. Deputies used a taser to subdue the suspect and arrest him. 

Henderson is charged with four counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement officer. 

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