(USA TODAY) The suspect in the fatal shooting of two south Georgia police officers shot and killed himself Thursday as heavily armed officers surrounded a house in Americus, Ga., where he was holed up.
Police heard a single gunshot inside the house and tried for more than an hour to make contact with the suspect, 32-year-old Minquell Lembrick. Police eventually used a robot to open the door of the residence and found Lembrick dead of what authorities said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Lembrick was the subject of a massive manhunt after he allegedly shot and killed an Americus, Ga., police officer, Nicholas Smarr, 25, and critically wounded Georgia Southwestern State University officer Jody Smith, who were responding to a report of domestic violence Wednesday morning. Smith died Thursday afternoon.
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