GBI: 2nd Georgia deputy dies after shootout with man

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Posted: Nov 08, 2016 7:01 PM

BYRON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a second sheriff's deputy has died after a shooting in central Georgia.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says Peach County Sheriff's Deputy Daryl Smallwood died Tuesday after he was injured in the Nov. 6 shooting near Byron, about 16 miles southwest of Macon. Authorities say Sgt. Patrick Sondron also died in the shooting.

GBI Special Agent in Charge J.T. Ricketson says 57-year-old Ralph Stanley Elrod is charged with murder and four counts of aggravated assault.

The deputies were shot upon approaching Elrod's home while responding to a report that Elrod used a rifle to threaten two young men who were riding a motorcycle and a four-wheeler near his property.

Investigators say Elrod is the father of a deputy in Jones County, northeast of Macon. It's unclear whether Elrod has an attorney.