Charges announced for Valdosta shooter - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Charges announced for Valdosta shooter

The shooter was attempting suicide by police (Source: WALB) The shooter was attempting suicide by police (Source: WALB)
The man who called 911 ambushed the responding officer (Source: WALB) The man who called 911 ambushed the responding officer (Source: WALB)
Beck was denied bond after being charged (Source: WALB) Beck was denied bond after being charged (Source: WALB)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The man accused of ambushing a Valdosta police officer a week ago appeared before a judge Friday.

The GBI said that first appearance for Stephen Beck was held even though he was still being treated at South Georgia Medical Center.

Beck was charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.Beck was denied bond.

Officer Randall Hancock responded to a call about a car break-in at Three Oaks apartments last Friday.

When Officer Hancock arrived, investigators say Beck shot him and he fired back.

Beck told GBI agents he was depressed and wanted to die.

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