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Georgia Police Officer Shot And Killed, Suspect On The Loose

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Amber Randall Civil Rights Reporter
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Georgia authorities are currently searching for the person who shot and killed a police officer who was responding to a 911 call Saturday night.

Patrolman Tim Smith was shot when he was responding to a call about a suspicious person, reports USA Today. He was shot around 9:30 p.m.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that it will be leading the investigation into Smith’s death. In a statement, the bureau said that agents and police are working on different leads in the case.

“Agents and police are actively pursuing leads to identify and apprehend the shooter. This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI office,” the statement said.

Dodge County 911 got a call about at “suspicious person” in the area late Saturday night. When Smith arrived on the scene, he exited his car and was shot. Smith shot back at the person, and the person fled the scene.

Special Agent Scott Whitley of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations said that Smith called in his injuries and that he was not wearing a body camera at the time.

Smith was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Whitley said that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will bring in 20 extra people from other agencies to help with the case.

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