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A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of Eastman Police patrolman Tim Smith on Saturday night.

The suspect, site 24-year-old Royheem Delshawn Deeds, treat was arrested in Nassau County, pharm Florida.

According to USA Today, “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation [GBI] said Smith, 31, was killed when he got out of his patrol car and confronted the suspect while responding to a 911 call about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.”

A statement from GBI makes clear that Smith was responding to a “suspicious persons” call and was shot as he “exited his patrol car to investigate.” Although the wound proved fatal, Smith was able to return fire as the suspect fled.

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