2 Peach County Sheriff’s Deputies Shot, 1 dead, 1 suspect in custody while investigating domestic

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute Sunday evening between neighbors in central Georgia. Deputies were immediately engaged with gunfire. Both Deputies were hit. One later died from his injuries.

Peach County, Georgia Deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute around 6:00 P.M. west of Byron on Hardison Road at Ga. 42. Upon arrival they were met with gunfire. Deputies returned fire at the time.

The Deputy who was injured was not identified however the Deputy who was murdered was identified as 41-year-old Patrick Sondron both had been transported to a local area hospital.

Special agent in charge of the GBI office in Perry J.T. Ricketson said Ricketson said several law enforcement agencies responded to the scene, including Byron, Perry, Houston County and Jones County.

The GBI will be investigating the shooting.

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