Suspect arrested in Georgia officer shooting
CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in Georgia (all times local):
Authorities say they have captured a man they say shot two Georgia police officers, killing one of them.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan said Friday that Seth Brandon Spangler surrendered to officers following a manhunt in Polk County, about 60 miles (95 kms) northwest of Atlanta.
Spangler faces charges of murder and aggravated assault in the slaying of 29-year-old Polk County police Officer Kristin Hearne and shooting of Officer David Goodrich.
Police say Goodrich was responding to a stolen vehicle call around 11 a.m. Friday, and Hearne came as backup. Keenan said Spangler and a woman they identified as Samantha Roof came out of the woods and were acting suspiciously when questioned by officers. Keenan said Spangler then drew a gun and shot the officers.
Spangler surrendered to officers several hours later after a manhunt. He wasn't wearing any clothes when he was arrested.
Keenan said Roof will also face charges.
A county official in Georgia says one police officer is dead and another wounded after they were shot while approaching a stolen car.
Barry Atkison is an assistant county manager for Polk County in northwest Georgia. He said two suspects have been arrested in the Friday shootings and a third was still being sought by police.
Atkison said the officers were responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle that had been reported stolen to police. He said one officer had called the other to serve as backup and both were shot as they approached the vehicle.
Atkison said the wounded officer was shot in the chest, but seemed to have only a minor injury as the bullet struck the officer's protective vest.
Authorities say a Georgia police officer has been shot.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a brief statement that the shooting happened Friday in Polk County, about 60 miles (95 kms) northwest of Atlanta.