Manhunt Underway For Suspect Who Killed Officer
A manhunt was underway in central Georgia on Sunday after an Eastman police officer was fatally shot while responding to a 911 call, authorities said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it was leading the investigation into the death of Patrolman Tim Smith, 31. The bureau said in a statement that Dodge County 911 received a call Saturday night about a suspicious person seen downtown. Smith drove to the area.
“Officer Smith exited his patrol car to investigate and was shot by the individual,” the statement said. “Officer Smith returned gunfire and the individual fled the scene.”
Smith was rushed to an area hospital where he died