Jamie Hood Surrenders After Shooting Death of Athens Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian


The man charged in the shooting death of a Georgia police officer surrendered on live TV after he released the last four of eight hostages he was holding at an Athens apartment. The 33-year-old Jamie Hood released four hostages Friday evening.


Unedited video of surrender.

Jamie Hood, 33, a suspect in the slaying of a Georgia police officer was holding five hostages in an apartment surrounded by police, when he requested to hostage negotiator that he surrender on live TV.


Jamie Hood, 33, walked out of the apartment late Friday night shirtless and surrounded by five of the nine adult and child hostages holding their hands up.

Hood is suspected of killing one police officer and wounding another Tuesday.

Hood was immediately surrounded by tactical officers armed with high-powered rifles, patting him down and ordering him to the ground. He did not resist.

Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian was shot and killed by a carjacking suspect.


EARLIER: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a man suspected in the shooting death of a police officer is holding eight hostages at an Athens apartment. Authorities are communicating with Jamie Hood and the hostages are safe but not free to leave.

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