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Suspect in Georgia Police Officer's Death Surrenders And Frees Hostages On Live TV

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- The suspect in a Georgia police officer's slaying is behind bars after police allowed him to surrender on live TV in exchange for freeing hostages at an Athens apartment.

Jamie Hood walked out of the apartment late Friday night shirtless and among five of the nine adults and children he had held captive for hours as he negotiated with authorities. His surrender ended a four-day manhunt for the 33-year-old felon who police say killed one officer and wounded another Tuesday.

Hood was immediately swarmed by tactical officers in green fatigues wielding high-powered guns. He did not resist.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan said Hood "was convinced he was going to be killed by law enforcement" and demanded the live TV news broadcast to give up peacefully.


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