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    Police Officer Reportedly Killed in Shootout in US State of Georgia

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    A police officer was killed Wednesday morning during a shootout in the US state of Georgia, local media reported.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The officer killed was Nicholas Ryan Smarr, 25, of the Americus Police Department, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said. Georgia Southwestern State University police officer Jodi Smith was also injured in the shooting, according to the report.

    Smarr and Smith were responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex, the report explained, when officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect who has warrants out for his arrest for kidnapping and other charges.

    The suspect in the shooting has been identified as 32-year-old Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, the report noted.


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