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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

(Newser) – 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.

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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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