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This booking photo provided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation shows Seth Brandon Spangler, 31, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, in Georgia. Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when suspect Spangler, walked out of a wooded area accompanied by Samantha Roof, 22, and opened fire on Friday as the officers investigated a stolen car found beside a road in rural Georgia. (Georgia Bureau of Investigation via AP)

A man suspected of killing a Georgia police officer was captured naked


A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer Friday in rural Georgia surrendered with no clothes on, authorities said.

Seth Brandon Spangler, 31, allegedly walked out of the woods and opened fire on two police officers who were investigating a stolen car, authorities said.

Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said Spangler had fled the scene, but was arrested a few hours later when he walked out of the woods naked.

“He came out of the woods with no clothes on and just gave himself up,” Dodd said. “So we are currently out there with canines searching for articles of clothing.”

Spangler is now charged for the death of Polk County police Officer Kristin Hearne and for shooting Officer David Goodrich.

Dodd said Hearne, 29, had worked at the department for five years and was married with a 3-year-old son.

“Words can’t express the sorrow and the hurt that we feel right now as an agency,” Dodd said.

Investigators said Spangler had initially walked out of the woods with a woman named Samantha Roof, 22, and the two were acting suspiciously before Spangler took out a hand gun and shot the officers.

Roof was arrested on the scene and faces felony charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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