Georgia Cop Killer Dead

 In Domestic

The suspect in the Georgia shooting of a police officer yesterday barricaded himself inside a house in Americus. As SWAT and police agencies surrounded the home, screams could be heard inside. Americus Police Chief Scott Mark confirmed that Georgia cop killer Minquell Lembrick was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Update: Jody Smith, the 2nd GA police officer in the shooting, has died.officer-jody-smith-murdered-400x250

 

An intense manhunt

A reward of $20,000 was originally set, but quickly moved to $70,000 for the capture of the suspect, the offer of which came from numerous law enforcement agencies and the city of Americus in a desperate measure to get him off the street.

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The manhunt ensued after two officers responded to a domestic disturbance, as we previously reported. Reporters on scene were quick to tweet what was happening:

 

The two officers shot were roommates, and both were engaged to be married, one in January and one in March next year. Officer Nicholas Smarr died of his wounds. Officer Jody Smith is still in the hospital, and after surgery is now in stable condition.

 

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