Man charged with murder in death of officers

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BYRON, Ga. – A second officer shot by a suspect in Byron, Georgia has passed away.

39-year-old Daryl Smallwood died today as a result of gunshot wounds. Authorities have charged 57-year-old Ralph Elrod with killing the two officers.

41-year-old Sargent Patrick Sondron was also killed in the shooting.

Police say the deputies were shot upon approaching Elrod’s home while responding to a report that Elrod used a rifle to threaten two young men.

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