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Man killed in altercation with deputies in McDuffie County

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 7:25 PM
Last updated Wednesday, May 23, 2012 3:18 PM
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One person is dead after he exchanged gunfire with an McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office deputy Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

He was identified as Roy Wayne Axon, 58, according to Warren County Coroner Paul Lowe, who assisted McDuffie County on the case.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 2100 block of Boneville Road, near Dearing, to respond to a domestic hostage situation, said Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent-in-Charge Mike Ayers.

When they arrived, several people were running from the residence, followed by a man with a gun. The man fired his weapon at police, who fired back, Ayers said. The man, identified as Axon,  was shot during the exchange and died shortly after, he said.

Ayers said the cause of death cannot be confirmed until an autopsy. No officer was seriously injured, he said. The names of the officers have not been released.

The GBI will head the investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

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csraguy
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csraguy 05/22/12 - 09:08 pm
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Deputy Saves Hostages and Kills Man Shooting at Him

Glad all law enforcement personnel and the hostages are safe and sound.

Newsflash
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Newsflash 05/22/12 - 10:05 pm
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What csra guy said ! Its good

What csra guy said ! Its good that law enforcement is making a comeback after the tough going the last 6 months.We are fortunate in the C S R A to have some of the best and brightest officers serving us.Thank You all !

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/22/12 - 11:00 pm
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I am sorry for the family.

I am sorry for the family.

Dr_Evil
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Dr_Evil 05/23/12 - 12:01 am
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Thank goodness that the

Thank goodness that the officers involved are all ok. Sounds like a classic case of "suicide-by-cop."

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/23/12 - 06:48 am
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Shootout

The man was asking for a killin.....I'm glad the police are ok.

blues550
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blues550 05/23/12 - 07:27 am
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Adios
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Adios! Glad law enforcement is all okay, great job guys!

stillamazed
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stillamazed 05/23/12 - 07:34 am
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Cause of death could not be

Cause of death could not be confirmed but he was shot by deputy's.....I agree seenitb4. I am not for law enforcement having a shoot to kill attitude but in a situation like this they had no choice. When it is kill or be killed you do what you have to do. I do feel sympathy for the man's family though and prayers go out to them.

Nothern_Aggressor
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Nothern_Aggressor 05/23/12 - 08:05 am
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Stillamazed: what situation
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Stillamazed: what situation would an officer have to shoot someone that's not justified? LEO's are not trained to "shoot to kill" either...stop watching so many movies. they are trained to shoot to stop the threat...and yes there is a difference.

toldyaso
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toldyaso 05/23/12 - 08:35 am
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Anyone who is trained in the

Anyone who is trained in the use of firearms is trained to stop the threat. Shooting to wound will get you killed.

Nothern_Aggressor
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Nothern_Aggressor 05/23/12 - 08:46 am
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toldyaso: You're exactly
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toldyaso: You're exactly right about that. It kills me when misinformed people have an opinion about something they know nothing about. Law Enforcement is a very dangerous business and citizens base their opinions on what they see and what they are told. Too bad reality is a bit more complicated than that.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/23/12 - 09:22 am
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aggressor

When an officer must shoot, it needs to be justified, and clearly this was. I recall incidents over the years where shooting may have been premature. There was a threat, yes, but not necessarily life threatening.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 05/23/12 - 10:28 am
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Are you kidding?

"There was a threat, yes, but not necessarily life threatening."

Ananlyze what you just said. "Not necessarily life threatening". Officers have a split second to decide whether to shoot or not. They do not have time to run a statistical analysis. It goes like this.......THREAT!.....shoot it......boom. It can be a man with a gun or a teen charging them in a vehicle. And good on them for doing it. If people want to stop the debatable shootings they need to teach their children to stop when a cop says stop. Everything else can be worked out later in court. But if people force a cop to make that split second decision they normally lose and rightfully so.

Nothern_Aggressor
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Nothern_Aggressor 05/23/12 - 11:17 am
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anotherday: "When an officer
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anotherday: "When an officer must shoot, it needs to be justified, and clearly this was." - i know...what's your point? and yes...what you said makes zero sense. an officer can't use deadly force unless it is a life threatening situation for him/her self or a 3rd party. please cite the incidents from the past that you decided the officer used deadly force unnecessarily.?

Frank I
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Frank I 05/23/12 - 12:42 pm
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Headline

This headline appears to me to be another case of media sensationalism. While accurate, it conveys the idea that the shooting was unwarranted.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/23/12 - 01:52 pm
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Dichtomy

I was referring to some past incidents when speaking of shootings in situations that were not necessarily life threatening. This clearly was and I said so.

I recall an incident not too long ago where a deranged person ( you woud have to be to advance on armed LE) had a knife and advanced towards the police. They shot him dead. On the surface, that seems a little much considering the police have several tools at hand to deal with someone wielding a knife.

I also recall more than one incident where someone driving a vehicle was shot dead because they "tried to run the cop over". Come on, if you can't step aside of a vehicle....

Nothern_Aggressor
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Nothern_Aggressor 05/23/12 - 01:57 pm
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those are your examples?
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those are your examples? really! what tool would you use to disarm a knife wielding person? Taser (not all agencies have them), Baton (get real), Bean Bag round (not all agencies have them)...what else ya got? also no one has to "step aside" if someone is trying to kill them...no matter what the weapon. before you criticize those that protect you, why don't you try walking in their shoes for a minute and grab a clue.?

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/23/12 - 02:20 pm
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Northern Agressor

Your statement... "You're exactly right about that. It kills me when misinformed people have an opinion about something they know nothing about." Does it kill you also, when others have differing opinions? If so, expect to get killed a lot here. It's an opinion forum.
Your moniker is descriptive.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/23/12 - 02:26 pm
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Agressor

I used a poor choice of words; of course these shootings are "justified" by the letter of the law, however, not all may be necessary. Again, in the above case it was just and right. In the case of shooting drivers for example; if a LEO is standing anywhere in the proximity of the front end of a car that is refusing to stop, they can justifiably shoot the driver, citing a threat to their safety. I don't buy it. Deadly force should not be the first choice unless the LEO's, or an innocent bystander's life is clearly threatened.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/23/12 - 02:34 pm
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I have plenty

of clues, and you are sadly mistaken if you think you "protect" me. I protect myself and you all arrive 20 minutes later to clean up the mess.

Anyone who thinks the police "protect" them is a fool.

Oh, and by the way; yes, with a gaggle of cops standing around with batons, pepper spray, etc, a knife wielding crazy man should not pose a deadly threat. In a one on one I will take a baton over a knife any day.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/23/12 - 02:50 pm
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Thumbs up.

Those are my little thumbs, IAD.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 05/23/12 - 02:52 pm
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The Knife

The knife is a deadly threat. Police academies teach to eliminate the threat, not disarm it. Attempting to disarm can get you killed.

You look at three things in a split second:
Ability - does the person have the ability to cause great bodily harm or death?

Opportunity- Does the person have the opportunity to cause great bodily harm or death?

Jeopardy - Is your person or that of another in jeopardy of great bodily harm or death?

If all three of those are yes then guess what? BOOM!!!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/23/12 - 02:53 pm
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Thumbs down.

I find it beyond amazing that commenting I am sorry for a family losing their loved one should draw a thumbs down from anyone. It just feels evil.

Nothern_Aggressor
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Nothern_Aggressor 05/23/12 - 03:30 pm
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Williow: it seems some on
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Williow: it seems some on here have a problem with reality, not differences of opinion. if one wants to offer an opinion at least have some facts to back it up.

Anotheday: i'm sure you do protect yourself at all times and never need law enforcement for anything. you my friend are the fool for even casting a hint of doubt on a LEO's deadly force decision without ever having made such a decision, yet you back this shooting 100% without having any knowledge of what occurred other than what has been reported. can't have it both ways pal!

Tots
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Tots 05/23/12 - 06:53 pm
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Willow Bailey,

Hi,I gave you a thumbs up,but maybe others gave you a thumb down- because you only mentioned the family of the man killed..

Maybe they felt you were saying the deputy was wrong in taking the mans life..Not sure,but maybe that's were the thumbs down came from...

I'm sorry for both his family and that of the police officer,just doing his duty and having to take the mans life..

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/23/12 - 09:22 pm
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My apologies

to all of the good LEO's out there who do their jobs well every day. I do appreciate the difficulty and danger in what you do; I just take issue with the few(thankfully) cowboys wielding a gun and a badge.

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