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4 deputies hurt in last weeks standoff are well, officials say
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All four deputies hurt last week when an attempt to serve a murder warrant escalated to a standoff are doing well, according to authorities.

One deputy required medical attention at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He was treated and released the same day as the standoff.

The other three were evaluated at the scene with minor injuries.

Their names have not been released.

Deputies attempted to serve Jason Foreman, 45, of Lula, with a murder warrant Oct. 16 in the 700 block of Melinda Drive in Winder. Foreman was suspected in the stabbing death of Jessie Weber, 32, on Cagle Road in Lula the day before.

Authorities said Foreman met the deputies with gunfire, striking two of them. Initial reports said two deputies were injured at the scene.

“Only one officer returned fire to Foreman and he was placed on paid administrative leave in accordance to policy,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes.

Foreman was found dead inside the barricaded residence by a Georgia Bureau of Investigation robot.

GBI is the lead agency in terms of the use of force, while the Sheriff’s Office is in charge of the homicide investigation from Cagle Road.

Peggy Weber, the victim’s mother, said authorities told her that Jessie Weber was protecting his girlfriend at the time of the attack. Weber was the current boyfriend.

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