EASTMAN, Ga. — A police officer in a small, central Georgia city has been shot and killed by a suspect who remains on the loose, authorities said Sunday.
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, Georgia Bureau of Investigations spokesman Scott Dutton said.
Smith, 31, was responding to a suspicious person call when he encountered Royheem Delshawn Deeds, exited his patrol car and was shot, Dutton said.
A 41-year old Monetta, S.C, man kneeling in the middle of U.S. Highway 1 was killed early Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle.
Andrea M. Gibson, of Old Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. Highway 1 North near Engineer Road, according to a statement from Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, The accident happened about 4:45 a.m.