Georgia Police Officer Dies Three Weeks After Shooting in Dentist’s Office

By Chelsea Prince, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.)

HENRY COUNTY, Georgia — A Henry County officer shot during a struggle with a man in a dentist’s office three weeks ago has died, police announced Friday morning.

Officer Michael Smith died at 4:30 a.m. at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital due to complications from a gunshot wound Dec. 6, according to Henry County police.

“Please keep the Smith family in your prayers,” a spokesman for the department said in a statement. “Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.”

Smith, a father to a 3-year-old boy and a seven-year veteran with the force, was shot in the face during a struggle with a man in a dentist’s office near McDonough. A single gunshot critically injured Smith and killed the man, 53-year-old DiMaggio McNel…

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