Deputy Sgt. Randy Harkness, 52, was assaulted after he gave the suspect a courtesy ride to a Dawsonville Chevron gas station at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Ga. 53, Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Harkness, who suffered head and face injuries, was in the process of giving the suspect money at the time of the alleged attack.
Johnson said a bystander stopped her car and shot the suspect, who ran to a McDonald’s across the street and assaulted a woman. Her name has not been released.