One police officer killed, other wounded in Georgia shooting

Two police officers were shot in rural Georgia according to a report

A manhunt was underway Friday afternoon in Georgia after a man fatally shot one police detective and left another officer wounded in Polk County.

A Georgia city official told the AP that the officers were responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle that had been reported stolen.

There they encountered Spangler and 22-year-old Samantha Ruth emerging from some nearby woods.

The officers began talking to the two, who they said were acting suspiciously. The suspected gunman, 31-year-old Seth Brandon Spangler, was arrested a few hours later after he emerged from a patch of woods and surrendered.

Detective Hearne was in plain clothes and not wearing a bullet-proof vest at the time of the shooting.

Ruth is also facing felony charges, according to Keenan. "She leaves behind a husband, mother, father and 3-year-old son", Dodd said.

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"Words can't express the sorrow, and the hurt that we feel right now as a agency, and our heart goes out to the family", Dodd said.

The GBI director said Spangler, who was wanted on a probation warrant out of Walker County, will be charged with felony murder and felony aggravated assault.

"This was obviously not his first run-in with the law", Dodd said at a news conference.

The other officer injured in the shooting was identified as David Goodrich, who's reportedly only been on the job for 6 months.

Silence is not a sound you often hear at the beginning of a high school football game. Hearne was a detective with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Polk County Police Department. "It's a senseless killing". He served more than a year in prison for methamphetamine possession and a weapons charge, and was released in August 2016.

Goodrich was hit in his bulletproof vest and was able to return fire.

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