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Video: Accused Cop Killer Demands TV Cameras for Surrender

March 26, 2011  | 


The man accused of fatally shooting a Georgia police officer surrendered late Friday, but not before telling authorities he wouldn't give up himself and his hostages unless the event was broadcast on live television.

Jamie Hood, 33, emerged from a residence four days after allegedly shooting Senior Patrol Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian of the Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) Police Department. Hood also apparently shot Officer Tony Howard twice, including once in the face. Officer Howard is recovering from his injuries.

Following the shooting, authorities searched for Hood, eventually locating him at an apartment complex, where he had taken eight hostages that he apparently knew. A $50,000 reward was offered for his capture.

Hood wanted the TV cameras because he was "convinced that he was going to be killed by law enforcement if he attempted to surrender," Vernon Keenan, Georgia Bureau of Investigation director, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Hood reportedly told investigators Friday night while in handcuffs, "I regret killing that officer. That innocent officer didn't deserve that. I regret that," reports 11Alive.com.

Read the full story at AJC.com. Watch the raw footage of Hood's surrender:

Related:

Social Media Plays Role In Ga. Cop Killer's Capture

Reward Reaches $50,000 for Georgia Cop's Killer

Carjacking Suspect Kills Georgia Officer, Wounds Second

Tags: Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) PD, Cop Killers, Barricaded Suspects, Hostage Situations, Manhunts


Comments (3)

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Tracie @ 3/26/2011 3:25 PM

What a coward!!!!! Now he cries foul....wasn't worried about someone elses life, now all of a sudden he is worried about death...lol...

scpdblue @ 3/29/2011 6:23 AM

What a media spectacle.. This is BS. This Ahole admitted to killing our brother. Once this piece of scum is tried he should be shot behind the court house... BUT as you know that is not going to happen. He will have a trial that will cost millions of taxpayers money.He will end up with life and the taxpayers again will have to fit the bill. SHOOT THE MF.

Michael @ 3/29/2011 6:50 PM

Give me a break, lets give this piece of crap one round to the head. I am so sick of these assholes.......everyday, I hear of another cop getting hurt or killed by some scumbag.
What we need to have is tougher laws and execute these scumbags right away. No life in prison......electric,gas,hanging or round to the head. I don't really care as long as they are in the ground at the end..... of their right to a speedy trial of coarse.

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