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Sheriff: Georgia deputy's killer had drinking problem

The faces really tell the story.

AP reports:

Spc. Christopher Michael Hodges, 26, was randomly firing an assault rifle into traffic from behind his car on the side of an Augusta highway at about 1 a.m. Sunday when Deputy James Paugh pulled over and was shot — apparently not realizing at first that Hodges posed a threat, authorities said.

Michael Holahan / The Augusta Chronicle via AP

Augusta-Richmond County Sheriff's Deputies look at Deputy James D. Paugh's motorcycle at Hillcrest Memorial Park during funeral services for Deputy Paugh Thursday, Oct. 27, in Augusta, Ga.. The deputy was fatally shot early Sunday morning during a traffic stop.



Zach Boyden-Holmes / The Augusta Chronicle viaAP

Heather Hultman wipes a tear from the cheek of her husband, Deputy William Hultman's after Deputy J.D. Paugh's Funeral at Hillcrest Memorial Park Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in Augusta, Ga.. The deputy was fatally shot early Sunday morning during a traffic stop.