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CrimeGeorgia sheriff captures man accused of drive-by shooting outside his own home

22:20  01 january  2019
22:20  01 january  2019 Source:   11alive.com

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- A Georgia sheriff is being credited with helping capture - and de-escalate the situation with - a suspect open opened fire near him outside his own According to a statement from the Morgan County Sheriff 's Office, Sheriff Robert Markley was home for lunch on Dec. 26 when he heard four

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Georgia sheriff captures man accused of drive-by shooting outside his own home© Morgan County Sheriff's Office Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley

MORGAN COUNTY, Ga. -- A Georgia sheriff is being credited with helping capture - and de-escalate the situation with - a suspect open opened fire near him outside his own home.

According to a statement from the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Robert Markley was home for lunch on Dec. 26 when he heard four gunshots as he stood outside next to his car.

He also saw a vehicle driving past his home so he immediately followed.  The vehicle ended up stopping at a cemetery near Sheriff Markley's home.

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An argument outside a Hahnville convenience store led to a man hitting another with his vehicle and later committing a drive - by shooting on the victim, authorities The St. Charles Parish Sheriff 's Office said Aaron Jackson, 28, was booked with aggravated battery and assault by drive - by shooting .

According to the statement, he then conducted a "brief investigative detention" of the suspect and after speaking with him, had him taken to Morgan Memorial Hospital for a mental evaluation.

The suspect has since been taken to a mental health facility for further care and hasn't been arrested - and his name hasn't been released.

"While Sheriff Markley and the deputies of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office do not tolerate violence against others, Sheriff Markley’s actions demonstrate the importance of Tactical Safety showing that it is possible for an officer to be tactically safe using best practices while also using [techniques] to more effectively communicate with others during stressful situations," Chief Deputy Keith Howard said.

Since the incident, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has been called in to investigate the incident and any broken laws that may have occurred during the incident. The GBI will also be tasked with determining whether or not the shots were actually aimed at the sheriff himself.

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