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One cop killed, another injured in dispute between neighbours

Tragedy struck in central part of Georgia, USA when a Peach County deputy was killed and another was wounded while responding to a dispute between neighbors.

According to reports, the police officers were shot at immediately they arrived the scene of the dispute about 5:30 p.m. Sunday near Byron, about 16 miles southwest of Macon and they returned fire.

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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 and when a call was put through to the sheriff’s office, no one was there to release any information.

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