Georgia deputy killed, another injured, in shooting

A Georgia deputy was killed Sunday in an officer-involved shooting, officials said.

Peach County Coroner Kerry Rooks identified Peach County Sheriff Deputy Patrick Sondron, 41, as the officer who died of a gunshot wound.

Two Peach County deputies were involved in the shooting, Special Agent J.T. Ricketson with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told CNN-affiliate-WGXA.

The second deputy’s condition was not immediately known, WGXA reported.

The station reported that authorities blocked off the area between Highway 42 and Courtney Drive in Byron, where the shooting took place.

Byron is about 92 miles south of Atlanta.

Since November 2, five law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty and several others have been shot.