Americus , Ga. Updated information on Officer Jody Smith. We regret to inform you that Officer Smith has passed away from the gunshot wound he received when responding to a domestic disturbance yesterday in Georgia.
Officer Smith responded to a Domestic disturbance for the Georgia Southwestern State University along with Officer Nicholas Smarr. Both officers had been dispatched to the Country Club Estates apartment complex off campus in the morning hours of December 8, 2016.
During that time it is believed one of the persons involved in the domestic Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, 32 opened fire on the Officers shooting both in the head. Officer Smarr died yesterday however Officer Smith survived until today after having been air lifeted to an hospital. Despite medicinal efforts he succumbed to his injuries.
A S.W.A.T. team found Lembrick dead according to Chief of Americus Police Mark Scot. Scott stated that Lembrick had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers had received a tip of where Lembrick had been hiding when they arrived he had already died.
Officer Smith and Smarr been friends since grade school and were roommates, sharing a home in the county. Smith was engaged to be married next year.
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