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Man shot after pulling gun on officers
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A 54-year-old local man was shot by members of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department late on the evening of May 22.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Randy Gerald Petty was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center after the incident, in which Petty allegedly met deputies called to his home with a gun.Ray said members of his department were dispatched to Petty Road to investigate reports of shouting and gunfire in the area just before midnight.“At 11:53 p.m. dispatch got a call of multiple gunshots and yelling in the area of Adcock Cemetery Road,” the sheriff said. “A deputy and detective responded to the call. The detective spoke with the complainant and a member of Petty's family, and the complainant reported hearing yelling and gunshots coming from the area of Petty Road,” Ray said.“The detective was informed by a family member of Petty that he had told someone that if law enforcement officers pulled up in his driveway, he would shoot them,” Ray shared.“The deputy and detective drove to Petty Road and stopped near Petty's house,” the sheriff said.