MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday night, officer Tim Smith was shot dead when he exited his patrol car to investigate information about a suspicious person seen in the center of the city of Eastman, Georgia.
Royheem Delshawn Deeds, 24, was arrested in Nassau County, Florida, on suspicion of committing a crime, the newspaper USA Today reported, citing Georgia investigators. No details about the arrest have been provided as yet.
Deeds is said to be in currently custody, the media outlet added.
Shooting deaths of US law enforcement officers have spiked 78 percent in first half of 2016, according to a report by National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released in July.