BREAKING NEWS: Shooting in Dawson County

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Sheriff Jeff Johnson

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson said authorities are investigating a shooting that took place this afternoon at the Chevron station at Georgia 400 and Dawsonville Highway.

Johnson said one of his deputies was giving a man a courtesy ride to the store and had planned to give the man some money to buy a few things when the man started striking the deputy in the face.

According to Johnson, a woman who witnessed the incident pulled a handgun and shot the suspect who then fled across state Route 400 to the McDonald’s restaurant where he assaulted a woman.

Johnson said the deputy, the woman who was assaulted and the suspect have been taken to an area hospital.

No names have been released at this time.

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