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Authorities ID Man Killed By Fayette County Deputies

The Fairfield County Sheriff's office has identified the man shot and killed by deputies last Sunday after they say the victim fired on them at a local motel. 

Authorities say in a press release 22-year-old Eric Stromer of Columbus was killed at a motel on Carr Road. The deputy who was wounded in the exchange of gunfire has been released from an area hospital. A woman who authorities say interfered when deputies tried to arrest Stromer has been criminally charged. 21-year-old Elissa Garrison of Columbus is being held on a 125 thousand dollar bond on charges of complicity to felonious assault and obstructing official business. The release says deputies responded to a disturbance call at the motel. When the situation was brought under control, deputies then arrested and attempted to secure Stromer when Garrison allegedly interfered. A deputy then fired a Taser at Garrison and Stromer pulled out a gun. 

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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