AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) – Georgia Southwestern State University and the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia have released statements after two officers were shot and killed while responding to a domestic call Wednesday morning.
The school's Public Saftey Officer Jody Smith was rushed to a Macon hospital and successfully underwent surgery, however, he passed away Thursday afternoon.
Smith went to the scene after hearing on the scanner that Officer Nicholas Smarr needed backup.
Here is the full statement from Georgia Southwestern State University on the death of Public Safety Officer Jody Smith:
Here is the full statement from the University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby on the death of Public Safety Officer Jody Smith:
Minquell Lembrick, 32, fled the scene Wednesday after shooting and killing Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr and wounding Smith.
Lembrick was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a home on Allen St. Thursday around 11 a.m.