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Latest Details: Deputy shoots man charging him with pipe after imploring him to stop and drop it

 "Don't make me shoot you," deputy implores before shots fired

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A still-frame from dashboard video of encounter where a deputy shot Gary Lee Castle after he continued charging with a pipe despite numerous warnings.

 

Pickens Deputy Sgt. Travis Curran shot a man charging him brandishing a metal pipe around 1 a.m. Tuesday following a traffic stop on Lincoln Street. [Original report.]

Gary Lee Castle, 54, who lived on Lincoln Street where the shooting took place, was hit twice in the abdomen and  once in the arm by the 17-year-veteran deputy firing the sheriff’s office standard .40 caliber Glock pistol. Curran hit Castle with all three shots fired. 

Castle, who did not lose consciousness, was taken by helicopter to an Atlanta trauma center where he was listed in critical but stable condition Tuesday about noon.

A dashboard video from Curran’s patrol car clearly shows the events leading up to the shooting but not the shooting itself. 

See all the latest details in this week's print or e-edition.

 

 

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whataredneck
+9 #1 whataredneck 2017-03-23 07:57
Bring a pipe to a gunfight? What an idiot! A .40 calibre round? Hitting someone? Ouch! That's gotta sting. I cannot imagine having to shoot someone in a situation like that. But hey, the law's the law/ Look out, Pickens County, there'll be a lawsuit against ya because this loser had a right to beat a cop's head in with a pipe. He knows his rights. Good job to the officer that had to do this. I'm feeling your pain. Keep up the good work.
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