One Police Officer Dead, One in Critical Condition following Americus, Georgia Shooting

Georgia police officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr, 25, was shot and killed on Wednesday morning in Americus, Georgia.

A second officer was in serious condition following the shooting.

WGXA reported:

Two officers were shot, one fatally, in an incident in Americus Wednesday morning.

In a press conference at about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said that one Americus police officer was killed and a Georgia Southwestern State University campus officer was injured.

Scott said the Americus Police Department received the call of a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near Georgia Southwestern at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. He said the Americus officer responded and the Georgia Southwestern campus officer went to the scene as backup.

He said the two officers were shot by the suspect, later identified as Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, 32.

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