Cop fatally shot in Georgia; suspect on the loose

Sunday, August 14, 2016
By Paul Martin

CBSNews.com
August 14, 2016

EASTMAN, Ga. – 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 Investigations tells The Associated Press that Eastman Patrol Officer Tim Smith was fatally shot about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in a residential area of the city located about 60 miles southeast of Macon.

Whitley says 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.

CBS Macon affiliate WMAZ reports the shooting happened on Main Street in Eatsman.

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