WEST POINT, Ga -- A man who allegedly shot a sheriff's deputy on Monday was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff outside a Troup County residence.
Deputy Michael Hockett was conducting a welfare check on Matthew Edmonson, 28, because of concerns about his mental condition. When Hockett arrived, according to Troup County Deputy Stewart Smith, "he exited his vehicle to go around a fence toward the house and heard what he described as a banging sound.
"As he looked in the direction of the noise, he saw a white male firing a gun at him," Smith said.
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