Rockdale County

Man shot by Rockdale deputies after terrorizing woman with gun, GBI investigating

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating after a man was shot by deputies in Rockdale County Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies were called to the 5300 block of Alexanders Lake Road in Stockbridge.

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The GBI says a woman called 911 and said a man she knew was in her house with a gun.

The man was identified as 20-year-old Joshua Valdez of Suwanee.


By the time deputies arrived at the home, Valdez was no longer there. Deputies found him inside a truck on private property in the same area around 3:45 p.m.

When they confront Valdez, he hopped out of the truck with a gun. Deputies shot Valdez and he was life flighted to Grady Memorial Hospital where he is in critical, but stable condition.

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The GBI says their investigation is ongoing.