Man who killed Georgia cop and injured another found dead
An intense manhunt is over for the suspect who shot two Georgia police officers Wednesday, killing one.
Minguell Lembrick is accused of opening fire when police responded to a domestic dispute call.
Lembrick was found dead after a standoff with police.
The suspect had outstanding warrants for kidnapping and other charges related to a prior domestic violence incident.
But the two officers who responded to the call Wednesday morning had no idea, reports CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan.
Investigators in Georgia pleaded with Minguell Lembrick — the man police say shot and killed one officer, and critically wounded another -– to surrender.
“Enough violence has occurred today. We want you call 911 and arrange to turn yourself in,” said Vernon Keenan, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. “Contact us to end this in a peaceful manner.”
Officers Nicholas Smarr and Jodi Smith responded to a domestic dispute call Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in Americus, Georgia. After they arrived, the officers encountered Lembrick.
“There was a confrontation with Lembrick, Lembrick shot both officers, killing Officer Smarr and wounding Officer Smith,” Keenan said.
Smarr, who had been with the Americus Police Department since 2012, was just 25 years old.
“It’s a tremendous loss to our family. It’s been many,, many years since we had an officer fall in the line of duty in Americus,” said Americus Police Department Chief Mark Scott.
Officer Smith was airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition.
“Someone who shot two police officers and killed one of them is very dangerous. If he resists, we will overcome that resistance,” Keenan said.
Shortly after the shooting, 32-year-old Lembrick made a series of posts to what appeared to be his Facebook page, including a four-second video.
“I’m gonna miss y’all folk, man,” Lembrick said.