December 31, 2018
Since the nog also died in the shoot-off, I’d like to thank Officer Smith for his commendable services to US animal population control.
A Georgia cop has died three weeks after he was shot in the face in the line of duty.
Henry County Police Department officer Michael Smith passed on Friday at the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital after succumbing to injuries he sustained when he was shot on December 6.
‘I want to thank the public for all their thoughts and prayers,’ Henry County Police Chief Mark Amerman said, according to ABC News. ‘Please continue to pray for Michael’s family during these difficult times.’
On the day of the incident, Smith was responding to a disturbance call at a local dentist.
The officer spoke with the suspect, Dimaggio McNelly, but ‘at some point the subject became combative,’ Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Natalie Ammons said.
Smith tried to use his taser multiple times but it proved to be ineffective.
A scuffle unfolded and one shot was fired, striking both men.
Ammons detailed that it is unknown whose finger was on the trigger at the time of the incident.
McNelly died at the scene while Smith was shot in the face and rushed to the hospital.