Georgia officer killed by carjacking suspect

Police are searching house-by-house for a suspect who killed one cop and critically wounded another Tuesday

Duty Death: Senior Police Officer Elmer (Buddy) Christian - [Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Georgia]


Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. — Police in a Georgia college town say one officer has been shot and killed and another hurt while trying to stop a carjacking suspect.

Athens-Clarke police Capt. Clarence Holeman tells The Associated Press the second officer was badly wounded and being treated at a local hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Police are searching house-by-house for a suspect, whom they describe as a 33-year-old man.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Athens-Clarke police swarmed an area off a highway in a massive search for the shooting suspect after the gunfire was reported around 1:30 p.m. Athens, about 60 miles east of Atlanta, is home to the University of Georgia.

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