Sheriff: Bystander shoots man attacking deputy in Georgia
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Authorities in Georgia say a bystander shot a man who was attacking a deputy who had just given him a ride to a gas station.
News outlets report Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson said 52-year-old Sgt. Randy Harkness gave a courtesy ride to 30-year-old Justin Alan Foster on Tuesday, and tried to give him some money when Foster began striking him and trying to grab his gun.
Johnson said a woman got out of her car and began firing at Foster, who ran into another parking lot and assaulted an elderly woman. Bystanders subdued him until officers arrived.