By Mike Morris
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
WALTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Walton County man was found dead early Wednesday, about eight hours after he exchanged gunfire with sheriff's deputies.
Walton sheriff's Capt. Chris Cannon said the incident began Tuesday afternoon when the man, whose name has not been released, allegedly brandished a weapon inside a BP convenience store in Monroe.
Walton sheriff's deputies were sent to the man's home off Turkey Mountain Trail east of Monroe about 4 p.m.