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Suspect sought in killing of Ga. Police officer

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in a north Georgia college town are searching for a suspect in a shooting that left one Athens police officer dead and another wounded.

It began Tuesday afternoon when Senior Police Officer Tony Howard stopped an SUV. Police say the passenger got out and shot and wounded Howard.

Authorities say that as the passenger ran from the vehicle, he encountered another senior officer, Elmer "Buddy" Christian, and shot and killed him in his patrol car.

The suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Jamie Hood.

After the shooting, police fanned out along a major highway and conducted a house-by-house search for Hood, who authorities said was still at large early Wednesday.

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