Sheriff's deputy shoots, kills man in central Georgia

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Posted: Jun 28, 2016 11:47 AM

COCHRAN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old Georgia man was shot to death by a deputy when he refused to drop his gun during a dispute with his mother.

The Telegraph newspaper of Macon reports (http://bit.ly/29bZ3QJ) it happened Monday near Cochran.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Scott Whitley says Blake Peacock had vowed not to be taken alive, and refused to drop his rifle when deputies confronted him.

Whitley said a Bleckley County deputy shot Peacock.

The GBI said Peacock's mother, Sheila Peacock, had called 911, saying her son was attacking her.

The GBI said she also told the 911 operator that her son said deputies would have to kill him if they tried to remove him from the property.

No further information was released about the suspect or the deputy.