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Two officer shot, one killed in shooting near Georgia college, gunman still-at-large

December 7, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Two officer shot, one killed in shooting near Georgia college, gunman still-at-large

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WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

DEVELOPING: – Georgia authorities have launched a manhunt for gunmen responsible for the shooting of two police officers, including one fatally, which prompted a lockdown Georgia Southwestern State College on Wednesday.

The shooting occurred shortly after 10 a.m. in Americus located 75 miles away from Macon, Georgia.

A spokesman for the Albany Police Department told WGXA that officers are conducting an extensive search for the shooter, who has been identified as 32-year-old Minguell Kennedy Lembrick.

Officials said the shooting unfolded at a golf course in the Country Club Estates apartment complex near the school but gave no further details regarding the events that led up to the shooting of the two Police officers.

One officer from the Americus Police Dept was killed. Another campus officer who worked at Georgia Southwestern State College was reportedly placed on life support. The names of both officers have not been released.

According to WXIA, police were searching for Lembrick, who remains at large, when the shooting erupted.

“There are no words to express the pain and sorrow,” Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said in a statement.

GSW issued an alert at the time of the shooting said: “A shooting has taken place off campus near the south side of the Griffin Bell Golf Course, students, faculty, and staff should remain in their present location until further notice,”

The warning also urged those on lockdown to move away and secure windows and doors and shut off lights. The school issued tweet which said no students were injured during the incident.

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