Two lawmen were shot and seriously wounded in Americus Wednesday morning, putting the nearby Georgia Southwestern State University campus on lockdown, according to the school’s website.
An Americus police officer and a university police officer were seriously wounded, the Albany Herald reported.
The shooting happened about 10 a.m. at Country Club Estates apartments, according to the Herald. The school’s website said the shooting took place off campus near the south side of Griffin Bell Golf Course.
Students and teachers were told to stay in place and lock doors and windows while awaiting further instructions.
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About 11 a.m., the university posted on Twitter that the suspect was still at large.
WALB-TV reported police are looking for a man named Minguell Lembrick.
The campus was still on lock down at 11:45 a.m.
Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said he had deputies waiting at the Medical Center, Navicent Health in case the officers are air-flighted there.
The campus police officer arrived at the hospital in critical condition after noon. It was unclear where the Americus police officer was taken for treatment.
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