Officer Michael Smith of the Henry County (GA) Police Department died early Friday morning, weeks after being shot in the face during a call of a suspicious person at a dental office on December 6.
The agency posted on its Facebook page, "It is with deep sadness to announce that Officer Michael Smith passed away approximately 4:30 A.M. this morning at Piedmont Hospital (Atlanta, Georgia) due to complications from injuries he sustained from a gunshot wound in the line of duty. Please keep the Smith family in your prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming."
According to WSB-TV, Officer Smith was struggling with 53-year-old Dimaggio McNelly during the incident when the officer's gun went off, hitting both of them.
McNelly also died in the shooting.