Georgia Police Officer Shot and Killed After Contacting Suspicious Individual

Officer Tim Smith; Photo: via nydailynews.com

Officer Tim Smith; Photo: via nydailynews.com

A Georgia police officer was shot and killed on Saturday after responding to a call of a suspicious person.

Officer Tim Smith of the Eastman Police Department responded to the call at approximately 9:30 pm.

When Officer Smith made contact with the individual, he was shot and mortally wounded.

The suspect fled from the scene and a manhunt is currently underway to locate the individual.

Officer Smith is survived by his wife and two children.

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