The following video shows a suspect engaging a Georgia deputy with a pistol shotgun during a shootout back in January in which both the officer and suspect were wounded.
Deputy Michael Hockett responded to a call from a man who claimed his son was having a psychological episode. As Hockett arrived, the suspect Matthew Edmondson, 28, fired at the deputy.
“The deputy then retreated, at which time the individual got into a truck and began driving toward the deputy,” sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Stewart Smith said. Edmondson then got out of the vehicle and fired more shots at the deputy, at which point Hockett returned fire.
Edmondson was hit in the shoulder by the deputy. Hockett was struck in the forehead, elbow and hip by pellets from the Taurus Judge shotgun pistol, which is a revolver that can fire .410 shotgun shells or .45 Colt pistol rounds. The gun is considered by most to be a novelty with little to no real world application.
After a six-hour standoff, Edmondson was arrested and charged with criminal attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and two counts of interference with government property.