Michael Hockett

TROUP COUNTY, GA - Troupe County Deputies said they have taken a suspect who shot a deputy on Monday into custody.

Authorities said Deputy Michael Hockett was dispatched to a residence on Jackson Street for a welfare check. Upon arrival, the deputy exited his vehicle and walked toward the house when he heard banging. The deputy turned towards the noise to find a white male firing gunshots at him. The deputy ran away and the male suspect went after him in a truck.

When the suspect exited the truck, the deputy was finally able to return shots. The suspect then fled the scene in a truck. 

The deputy was shot in the crossfire but was able to get back to his vehicle to call for help. 

Authorities said Deputy Hockett is expected to survive.  He was transported to West Georgia Medical Center with minor injuries.


By Lena Sullivan 01/09/2017 18:48:00

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