2 south Georgia officers shot, 1 killed

Two officers were shot Wednesday in Americus, WRBL photo
Two officers were shot Wednesday in Americus, WRBL photo

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) – Authorities say two law enforcement officers have been shot in south Georgia, one has died from his injuries.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says two officers were shot Wednesday in Americus, about 130 miles south of Atlanta. She says the shooter remains at large.

Dianne Brown is an administrative assistant with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. She said an Americus police officer and a public safety officer from Georgia Southwestern State University were both shot at an apartment complex near the campus.

WRBL TV is reporting that the suspect, 32-year-old Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, was involved in a domestic incident at apartments near GSU Wednesday morning when he shot the officers.

The university, which is in Americus, issued an alert on its website saying the shooting occurred off campus but that the campus was on lockdown. Brown said the shooter is not a student at the university.

Brown said one officer was airlifted to a hospital for treatment and the other was driven to a hospital.

WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s