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Henry County Police Officer Michael Smith Dies From Gunshot Wound

Henry County Police Officer Michael Smith Dies From Gunshot Wound

Henry County Officer Michael Smith

Henry County Police Officer Michael Smith Dies From Gunshot Wound

Dimaggio McNelly

Dimaggio McNelly

A police officer in Georgia has died from a gunshot wound he suffered earlier this month when he responded to a disturbance at a dentist’s office.

News outlets reported the Henry County Police Department said officer Michael Smith died early Friday in an Atlanta hospital from complications of a gunshot wound he suffered Dec. 6 at a dentist’s office in McDonough.

The dentist’s office had called police about a man who was acting erratically.

Investigators say Smith went into the office and struggled with 53-year-old Dimaggio McNelly. Smith tried to stun the man, but a scuffle developed over the officer’s gun. A single shot was fired that killed McNelly and fatally injured Smith.

Smith had been with the police department for seven years.

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