A Georgia police officer was shot and killed and another was wounded on Sunday, authorities said.
Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks said Peach County Officer Patrick Sondron was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. at Peach County Medical Center.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Peach County deputies responded to a report of a dispute among neighbors in Byron. As authorities arrived to the scene, someone opened fired on officers as they pulled up. Byron police officers also responded and returned fire.
A second officer was wounded in the shooting. That officer’s name hasn’t been released and his condition is unknown at this time, authorities said.
"These guys came out here to help people. That's what's troubling to me," GBI Agent JT Ricketson said at a news conference, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.
The shooting suspect was taken into custody and was suffering from a gunshot wound.
GBI Public Affairs Director Nelly Miles said the bureau was assisting in the investigation.
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