An Americus police officer was killed and Georgia Southwestern State University public safety officer was listed in “very, very critical” condition after a shooting near the GSW State Umiguell-lembrick-mug1207_1481131756897_7279590_ver1-0niversity campus in Americus Tuesday morning.

A massive manhunt is underway for the gunman, identified by police as Minguel Hembrick.

The shooting happened near the Griffin Bell Golf Course, located just south of the main campus.

Americus Police Chief Mark Scott said the officers were looking for Hembrick. “They encountered the suspect they’d been looking for,” Chief Scott said. Shots were exchanged and both police officers were hit.

They were transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

It’s unknown at this time if the Hembrick was hit, but he was able to escape.

A massive manhunt for Hembrick is now underway. Continue Reading

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