Fri Sep 29, 2017, 01:32 PM

Manhunt underway after officer killed, another wounded in Polk County

"A manhunt is underway for a person wanted in connection with a shooting in northwest Georgia that left a Polk County police detective dead and an officer injured.

At least one suspect is in custody, but a “Blue Alert” has been issued for a second suspect, identified by the GBI as Seth Brandon Spangler.

It is the first time the GBI has activated the emergency alert, which was established by legislation in 2010 “to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure law enforcement officers.”

Spangler is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. He is 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen in the 100 blcok of Santa Claus Road in Cave Spring, which is about 78 miles northwest of Atlanta.

Assistant County Manager Barry Akinson told The Polk County Standard Journal that the officers were shot during an incident involving a stolen vehicle. The wounded officer was wearing a bulletproof vest, according to the newspaper. It was not clear if the detective was wearing one.

The GBI has not confirmed Akinson’s version of events."

RIP, officer.

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