Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said Deputy Barak Wood is being treated at a hospital in Athens and still has a bullet in his eye.
A woman called 911 Wednesday night saying her daughter was being held against her will. Wood and another deputy responded. When the suspect, Donovan Ray Dann, saw the deputies he ran and Wood gave chase.
Dann fired shots at Wood striking him in the eye, Sills said. Wood fired several shots at Dann, but missed, Sills said.