Georgia officer fatally shot, police now searching for suspect

Georgia officer fatally shot, police now searching for suspect

EASTMAN, GA (WWBT) - A Georgia police officer was fatally shot, and police are now searching for the suspect.

This happened just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Officer Tim Smith was reportedly responding to a 911 call about someone with a gun near Eastman's City Hall and the police department.

Smith got out of his patrol car when the suspect opened fire and fled the scene.

Smith was not wearing a body camera.

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