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IACLEA Statement on the Off-Campus Shooting near Georgia Southwestern State University

Randy Burba, President

IACLEAs thoughts are with the Georgia Southwestern State University and Americus, GA community after learning about an off-campus shooting that took place earlier today, which resulted in one Americus police officer dead and a Georgia Southwestern State University officer in reportedly grave condition.

The suspect is still at large, and a massive manhunt involving several local agencies is underway. Reports indicate that a campus lockdown is still currently in place.

According to the universitys twitter feed, a press conference led by Americus Police is set to take place this afternoon.

Americus Police Chief Mark Scott has stated that the two officers were responding to a domestic dispute situation earlier this morning. When they encountered the suspect, shots were exchanged and both officers were hit.

IACLEAs thoughts and support are with the officers and their families.


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