americus georgia police shooting raney dnt _00004009.jpg
americus georgia police shooting raney dnt _00004009.jpg
PHOTO: Americus Police Department
Now playing
01:22
Georgia man fatally shoots two officers
PHOTO: Facebook
Now playing
01:09
Police: Bulgarian journalist raped, murdered
Authorities are investigating the scene in East Austin, Texas, after a teenager was killed and a woman was injured in the second Austin package explosion in the past two weeks Monday, March 12, 2018. Authorities say a package that exploded inside of an Austin home on Monday is believed to be linked to a deadly package sent to another home in Texas
Authorities are investigating the scene in East Austin, Texas, after a teenager was killed and a woman was injured in the second Austin package explosion in the past two weeks Monday, March 12, 2018. Authorities say a package that exploded inside of an Austin home on Monday is believed to be linked to a deadly package sent to another home in Texas' capital city earlier this month. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
PHOTO: Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP
Now playing
02:05
Police: Deadly blasts in Texas connected
PHOTO: Spalding County Sheriff's Office
Now playing
01:28
Second killer pleads guilty in 1983 cold case
Frank Pomeroy, Wife AC360
Frank Pomeroy, Wife AC360
PHOTO: CNN
Now playing
05:55
Pastor's faith stronger after daughter's death
Left to right: Anthony Naiboa, Monica Hoffa, Benjamin Mitchell and Ronald Felton. Tampa homicide victims
Left to right: Anthony Naiboa, Monica Hoffa, Benjamin Mitchell and Ronald Felton. Tampa homicide victims
PHOTO: Tampa Police Department
Now playing
01:21
Tampa killings suspect arrested
PHOTO: CNN HLN
Now playing
00:47
Man to gunman: Shoot at me, not kids
charlottesville gunshot aclu virginia von_00000907.jpg
charlottesville gunshot aclu virginia von_00000907.jpg
Now playing
01:25
Man charged with firing gun at protesters
This undated still image from video provided by WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio, shows Jefferson County, Ohio Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. Bruzzese was shot and wounded Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, as he walked toward his county
This undated still image from video provided by WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio, shows Jefferson County, Ohio Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. Bruzzese was shot and wounded Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, as he walked toward his county's courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, and a suspect was killed after a probation officer returned fire, officials said. (WTOV-TV via AP)
PHOTO: WTOV-TV /AP
Now playing
00:52
Ambushed judge returns fire, suspect dead
FILE- In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, Indian spiritual guru who calls himself Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, center, greets followers as he arrives for a press conference ahead of the release of his new movie "MSG, The Warrior Lion Heart," in New Delhi, India. Several cities in north India were under a security lock down Thursday ahead of a verdict in a rape trial involving a controversial and hugely popular spiritual leader. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)
FILE- In this Oct. 5, 2016 file photo, Indian spiritual guru who calls himself Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, center, greets followers as he arrives for a press conference ahead of the release of his new movie "MSG, The Warrior Lion Heart," in New Delhi, India. Several cities in north India were under a security lock down Thursday ahead of a verdict in a rape trial involving a controversial and hugely popular spiritual leader. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)
PHOTO: Tsering Topgyal/AP
Now playing
01:37
Deadly clashes after guru convicted of rape
PHOTO: Isra Chaker
Now playing
01:22
Death of Muslim teen near mosque investigated
Twitter post captions: Police and ambulances on Hackney/Queensbridge Road, possible acid/petrol attack. Lots of @UberEATS @Deliveroo drivers rallied round
Twitter post captions: Police and ambulances on Hackney/Queensbridge Road, possible acid/petrol attack. Lots of @UberEATS @Deliveroo drivers rallied round
PHOTO: @sarah_cobbold/Twitter
Now playing
01:27
5 acid attacks in 1 night in London
PHOTO: Walla News
Now playing
01:34
Authorities: Teen killed for dating Muslim
PHOTO: KDVR
Now playing
00:49
Veteran killed after saving teens
PHOTO: KATC
Now playing
02:06
Questions linger in Louisiana man's death
PHOTO: Bucks County Sheriff's Office
Now playing
01:16
Two men charged in homicides of missing men

Story highlights

NEW: Second officer dies from injuries

Americus, Georgia, police officer killed answering a call about a domestic dispute

(CNN) —  

A man who fatally shot two police officers in southwest Georgia apparently killed himself Thursday morning, police said.

The shootings occurred Wednesday at an apartment complex in Americus, prompting a manhunt and causing nearby Georgia Southwestern State University to tell students to take shelter for most of the day.

 Officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr
Officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr
PHOTO: Americus Police Department

Americus police Officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr, 25, was killed while answering a call about a domestic dispute at the complex, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

The other officer, Jody Smith, worked for the university in the town some 140 miles south of Atlanta. He died of his injuries on Thursday afternoon, the university said.

The GBI identified the suspect as Minquell Kennedy Lembrick, though a search of public records shows variants of his first name.

He was at large until Thursday morning when a caller told police Lembrick was in a local house. First responders heard a gunshot, and a SWAT team found Lembrick’s body with a single gunshot wound inside. No one else was in the home.

A reward that grew to $70,000 had been offered for information leading to Lembrick’s arrest, the GBI said.

The caller knew who Lembrick was and was there when he arrived at the house. Police said the caller, who left the house to phone authorities, should be eligible for the reward.

GBI Director Vernon Keenan called Lembrick a career criminal who “wreaked havoc on this community.”

Smarr and Smith were longtime friends, Americus police Chief Mark Scott said. “They are model officers. They’re both heroes in my opinion,” he said. “My heart goes out to their families.” Smith joined the campus force in August.

GSW President Charles Patterson offered his condolences to Smith’s family. “Officer Smith was a bright, young and energetic officer, and he will be sorely missed,” he said in a statement.

CNN’s Jason Hanna, Chuck Johnston and Devon Sayers contributed to this report.