DeKalb deputy shot serving warrant

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DECATUR, Ga. — A DeKalb County sheriff's deputy is reported in stable condition after being shot while serving a warrant.

Sheriff Thomas Brown says the deputy, Cpl. Gary Freeman, was attempting to serve an arrest warrant to 36-year-old Joshua Matthew Waller Sunday evening.

Brown says Waller is accused of simple battery against a neighbor.

The sheriff says Waller opened the front door and shot Freeman in the forearm. He says another deputy returned fire, hitting Waller in the shoulder.

Freeman, a 13-year veteran with the sheriff's office, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Brown says Waller barricaded himself inside his condominium but surrendered when he came out and asked for a cigarette. He was then transported to a hospital.

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robbie1 11/29/10 - 01:26 pm
Outstanding job, Deputy

Outstanding job, Deputy Freeman. Glad you're gonna be alright. Just one question... Did he get the cigarette?

gnumbgnuts 11/29/10 - 01:51 pm
The other Deputy should spend

The other Deputy should spend more time at the practice range.

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