A massive manhunt is underway after police officers have been shot and killed in Gerogia, near Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.
This is what we know:
One police officer was killed and another was in “very, very critical” condition after a shooting near the Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus Tuesday morning. A massive manhunt is underway for the gunman, identified by police as Minguel Hembrick.
A university public safety officer and an Americus Police officer were involved in the shooting, which happened at the Griffin Bell Golf Course, just south of the main campus.
Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said the officers were looking for Hembrick. “They encountered the suspect they’d been looking for,” Chief Scott said. Shots were exchanged and both police officers were hit.
They were transported to an area hospital in critical condition.
It’s unknown at this time if the Hembrick was hit, but he was able to escape.
fficers from multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, are participating in the search for the suspect.
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BREAKING: 2 GA police officers seriously wounded in shooting at apt complex in Americus; nearby Georgia Southwestern University on lockdown.
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