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The Latest: Suspect arrested in Georgia officer shooting

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CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they have captured a man they say shot two Georgia police officers, killing one of them.
 
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan said Friday that Seth Brandon Spangler surrendered to officers following a manhunt in Polk County, about 60 miles  (95 kms) northwest of Atlanta.
 
Spangler faces charges of murder and aggravated assault in the slaying of 29-year-old Polk County police Officer Kristin Hearne and shooting of Officer David Goodrich.
 
Police say Goodrich was responding to a stolen vehicle call around 11 a.m. Friday, and Hearne came as backup. Keenan said Spangler and a woman they identified as Samantha Roof came out of the woods and were acting suspiciously when questioned by officers. Keenan said Spangler then drew a gun and shot the officers.
 
Spangler surrendered to officers several hours later after a manhunt. He wasn't wearing any clothes when he was arrested.
 
Keenan said Roof will also face charges.
 

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