Georgia police capture man suspected of killing officer

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 3:37 PM

(Reuters) - Georgia police captured a man suspected of killing one officer and wounding another several hours after the shootings in the northwestern part of the state on Friday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

"CAPTURED" was the single-word Twitter message sent by the agency after it said earlier that a suspect was at large and "armed and dangerous." Authorities had said they were searching for suspect Seth Spangler.

Two police officers in Polk County had approached a car believed to be stolen when one of the people inside fired at them, killing a female officer and wounding a male officer, Polk County manager Mark Denton said by telephone.

A female suspect in the stopped car was taken into custody at the scene, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta, Denton said.

Neither officer was identified. The wounded officer was in "good condition" at an area hospital, according to Denton.

(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Colleen Jenkins)