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Killed and Wounded Athens-Clarke Police Officers Identified

The manhunt for suspect Jamie Hood, 33, is ongoing.

The two Athens-Clarke County police officers involved in a at the Cascades on the River apartment complex on Sycamore Drive in Athens have been identified.

According to a statement released by Major Mike Shockley, Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian, was killed and Senior Police Officer Tony Howard was wounded.

Howard was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, where he was undergoing surgery.

Johnson leaves behind a wife, one son and a daughter.

Murder warrants have been issued for 33-year-old Jamie Hood, who is still at large, authorities said. He is described as a black male, 5’08" and 175 lbs. with a muscular build. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with a yellow design and blue jean shorts, a news release stated.

As of 7:15 p.m., Hood may be in the area north of the Athens airport, officials said.  Citizens are warned to stay away from that location.

If you have any information concerning Hood's whereabouts, you are asked to call 9-1-1.

Update: Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Hood's arrest.  See the attached PDF for more information.

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