Georgia officer shot dead while responding to call

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

File photo

A police officer was shot dead while responding to a call of a suspicious person in south Georgia, authorities said.

The shooting occurred Saturday night after the officer, Tim Smith, got the call in a residential area in Eastman, special agent Scott Whitley of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations said.

While on patrol, Smith encountered the subject and exited his car. That’s when he was fatally shot, Whitley said.

There is no suspect in custody.

Eastman is in Dodge County, about 130 miles from Atlanta.

Officer stabbed in New York

In a separate incident, a man stabbed a police officer who was responding to a 911 call Saturday in Long Island, New York, authorities said.

When police arrived at the scene, they were met by a man armed with knives, Suffolk County Police Department said in a statement. The man stabbed the officer in the face before another officer shot the suspect once in the abdomen, police said.

The suspect was hospitalized in critical condition. The stabbed officer was transported to hospital, where he had facial surgery and is expected to survive, police said.

The attacks are under investigation.