Man at Large After Allegedly Shooting 2 Cops, Killing 1

Police were responding to a domestic violence call in Georgia
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 7, 2016 5:43 PM CST
Officer Dead, Another Injured in Georgia Shooting
Minguell Lembrick   (Americus Police Department)

Authorities have identified an officer who was shot and killed in south Georgia and another who was critically injured while responding to a domestic violence call, the AP reports. Americus police chief Mark Scott said Americus officer Nicholas Smarr died and Georgia Southwestern State University officer Jodi Smith was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. Authorities said the officers were shot while responding to a report of a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near the campus about 9:40am Wednesday. Scott said the suspect, 32-year-old Minguell Lembrick, was still at large and local, state, and federal law enforcement officers were searching for him.

Shortly after the shootings, a message posted on Lembrick's Facebook page read: "other life gone not going to jail." Also posted to Lembrick's account was a brief Facebook Live video showing a young man partly concealed by shadows saying, "I'm gonna miss y'all folk, man." The final message on Lembrick's page read: "Love yall." Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan said his agency and the FBI are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to Lembrick's arrest. (Read more police shooting stories.)

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