Georgia

Reward for info in officer shooting raised to $50,000

  • This undated photo released by the Americus Police Department shows Minguell Kennedy. Georgia authorities say they are looking for Kennedy, who they believe is armed and dangerous, in connection with the fatal shooting of one police officer and the wounding of another.  (Americus Police Department via AP)

    This undated photo released by the Americus Police Department shows Minguell Kennedy. Georgia authorities say they are looking for Kennedy, who they believe is armed and dangerous, in connection with the fatal shooting of one police officer and the wounding of another. (Americus Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this undated photo released by the Americus Police Department, Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr poses for a photo, in Americus, Ga. Police Chief Mark Scott said officer Smarr died and Georgia Southwestern State University Officer Jodi Smith was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition after the officers were shot while responding to a report of a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near the campus Wednesday morning, Dec. 7, 2016. (Americus Police Department via AP)

    In this undated photo released by the Americus Police Department, Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr poses for a photo, in Americus, Ga. Police Chief Mark Scott said officer Smarr died and Georgia Southwestern State University Officer Jodi Smith was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition after the officers were shot while responding to a report of a domestic dispute at an apartment complex near the campus Wednesday morning, Dec. 7, 2016. (Americus Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • ADDS; UPDATE THAT OFFICER SMITH HAS DIED - This undated image provided by Georgia Southwestern State University shows campus police officer Jody Smith. The manhunt for 32-year-old Minquell Lembrick ended a Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016,  they day after the alleged gunman killed Americus police Officer Nicholas Smarr and Officer Jody Smith of Georgia Southwestern State University. Both officers were shot as they responded to a domestic disturbance call in Americus, a rural city 130 miles south of Atlanta. (Georgia Southwestern State University via AP)

    ADDS; UPDATE THAT OFFICER SMITH HAS DIED - This undated image provided by Georgia Southwestern State University shows campus police officer Jody Smith. The manhunt for 32-year-old Minquell Lembrick ended a Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, they day after the alleged gunman killed Americus police Officer Nicholas Smarr and Officer Jody Smith of Georgia Southwestern State University. Both officers were shot as they responded to a domestic disturbance call in Americus, a rural city 130 miles south of Atlanta. (Georgia Southwestern State University via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of shooting and killing a south Georgia police officer and critically wounding another has been raised to $50,000.

Authorities say Americus police Officer Nicholas Smarr died Wednesday and Georgia Southwestern State University Officer Jodi Smith was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. Both had been officers since 2012.

The suspect, 32-year-old Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are searching for him.

The FBI and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation initially offered a reward of $20,000 for information leading to Lembrick's arrest. The GBI announced Thursday that the U.S. Marshals Service and local law enforcement agencies have kicked in an additional $30,000.