Daily News reports:
A Georgia man accused of fatally shooting a police officer and wounding another, shared a cryptic goodbye on Facebook as authorities began a dogged manhunt for the 32-year-old.
Minguell Kennedy Lembrick is at large after Americus police Officer Nicholas Smarr, 25, was killed and a Georgia Southwestern State University Officer Jody Smith was critically wounded while responding to a domestic dispute at an apartment building around 9:40 a.m., authorities said.
“Other life gone not going to jail,” read a message on Lembrick’s Facebook page a half hour after the shooting.
A man concealed in shadow was also seen in a since-deleted video on the Facebook page, saying, “I’m gonna miss ya’ll folk, man.”
The last message stated, “Love, ya’ll.”
Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials told the Associated Press the profile page belongs to Lembrick, the wanted man now accused of shooting two police officers. Albany police described Lembrick as 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds.
Both officers have been with their respective agencies since 2012.”We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families and friends,” WTVM reported Americus Police Chief Mark Scott as saying. “There are no words to express the pain and the sorrow we in Americus feel at this loss.”
The FBI and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are offering a $20,000 award for Lembrick’s capture. The Peach County Sheriff’s Office, Bryon Police Department and Fort Valley Police Department pitched in another $10,000 cash reward.
Lembrick had multiple felony warrants, for charges that include kidnapping, Scott said, but the officers did not know of his criminal history while responding to the 911 call.
“This is a very dangerous individual. We need to have him off the streets,” Keenan said. “We need him arrested so he can face the courts.”
With the shooter at large, Georgia Southwestern State University, a school of 2,500, is on lockdown. The school advises on its Facebook page that “students, faculty and staff should remain in their present location until further notice. Please secure all doors and windows” and “await further instructions or contact by first responders.”
It is unknown if Lembrick is wounded, authorities told WXIA.