Authorities: Athens-Clarke officer killed

An Athens-Clarke County police officer was shot and killed on Tuesday, and officers were hunting for a suspect, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.

Athens-Clarke County police said in a statement they were searching for Jamie Hood. Authorities described Hood as a 33-year-old black man who weights 175 pounds and is 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

“He should be considered armed and dangerous,” police said in a brief statement. “He is wanted for murder.”

Media reports indicate the shooting happened at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Sycamore Drive and Atlanta Highway. At least one other officer was wounded in the shooting, which may be connected to a carjacking, the Athens Banner-Herald reported.

In an initial statement, police said Hood “may be driving a silver 2001 Chevrolet Prizm bearing Georgia tag 375GHX.” The Athens Banner-Herald reported police recovered the vehicle, and they now believe Hood is on foot.

Police urge anyone who comes into contact with Hood to call 911.

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