Georgie officer, and father of two, Tim Smith was gunned down Saturday night. His shooter is still at large; Smith was not wearing his body cam when the shooting happened.
Authorities say a police officer in a small, central Georgia city has been shot and killed by a suspect who remains on the loose.
Special agent Scott Whitley of the Georgia bureau of investigation told the Associated Press that Eastman patrol officer Tim Smith, 31, was fatally shot at about 9.30pm Saturday in a residential area of the city about 60 miles south-east of Macon.
“Officer Smith exited his patrol car to investigate and was shot by the individual,” the Georgia bureau of investigation said in a statement.
Whitley said Smith was responding to a suspicious person call when he encountered the suspect, exited his patrol car and was shot. The suspect fled the scene.
Whitley said Smith was in his early 30s but no further information about him was immediately available. He said an unidentified suspect was being sought and an investigation was ongoing.