Georgia narcotics investigator shot and killed in line of duty: sheriff's office

A Georgia narcotics officer was killed in the line of duty Tuesday evening after being shot by a suspect in Augusta, near the South Carolina border, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Richmond County Narcotics Investigator Cecil Ridley and the suspect were both taken the hospital where Ridley succumbed to his wounds.

The suspect’s condition is not known.

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The sheriff’s office said the investigation is ongoing.