Americus police Chief Mark Scott says the friendship between Americus police officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr and Georgia Southwestern State University campus police officer Jody Smith dated back to their time in high school. Minquell Lembrick, 32, was suspected of shooting both officers in Americus, Ga.
Americus police Chief Mark Scott says an anonymous tip led law enforcement officers to the house where shooting suspect Minquell Lembrick hid. A manhunt for Lembrick ensued following a shooting that led to the death of Americus police officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr and left Georgia Southwestern State University campus police officer Jody Smith in critical condition.
The suspect wanted in the shooting of two Georgia police officers is now dead. SWAT teams surrounded the location where they believed Minquell Lembrick was hiding on Thursday. Sumter County Coroner Greg Hancock confirmed Lembrick was dead inside the home with a self-inflicted wound to the head.
The Georgia State Patrol and members of the Americus Police Department escorted the body of officer Nick Smarr from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Central Regional Crime Lab after an autopsy Thursday morning, December 8, 2016.
Police Chief Mark Scott gave an update on the shooting and killing of Americus police officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr – giving the name of the suspect, 32-year-old Minguell K. Lembrick, he asked the community to contact the police department if they have any details on Lembrick’s whereabouts. He cautioned the community not to approach Lembrick as he is “armed and dangerous.”
Minguell Lembrick, 32, is accused of killing an Americus policeman and seriously wounding a Georgia Southwestern State University officer on Dec. 7, 2016. He posted this video on Facebook, but it has since been removed.