Accused cop killer surrenders after hostage standoff
Jamie Donnell Hood, accused of killing a police officer, surrenders Friday night after a hostage standoff in Athens, Georgia.
March 25th, 2011
11:45 PM ET

Accused cop killer surrenders after hostage standoff

A suspect accused of killing a Georgia police officer and wounding another one surrendered to authorities Friday night after a hostage standoff.

The incident was captured by television cameras as officers arrested suspect Jamie Donnell Hood in Athens, Georgia.

Earlier Friday, Hood released four of eight hostages. It is not yet known how long the hostages had been held or if they had been harmed.

Hood is wanted in connection with Tuesday's slaying of Senior Police Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian, 34, and the wounding of Senior Police Officer Tony Howard, 43.

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  1. Dwayne Alizondo Herbert Mountain Dew Comacho

    @Kim: Agreed. Every race bands together against each other while stabbing their supposed "brothers" in the back. You hit the nail on the head.

    March 26, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Proud To Be White

    Speaking of jokes.....After Obama was elected president, the stock prices of Bed Bath and Beyond went up over 100%. Do you know why? They had a run on white sheets! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha...White is right!

    March 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. omfg

    the blind leading the blind..

    March 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mookooman

    Another bald headed black man great.

    March 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Proud To Be White

    Seriously, what he did was wrong, regardless. And some of those hostages were innocent young children. Idiot! I say they shouldve never even attempted to negotiate with him. Put a SWAT sniper in place, and let him do his job. End of story and alot of taxpayers dollars saved.

    March 26, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Evans

    I agree

    March 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tim

    What amazes me is when an officer is shot and killed. The effort that is put towards finding the killer. If only they put this much effort in every case we wouldn't have any crime in this country. I had a friend killed over 10 years ago. When the family contacts the police department with new information on the case. The police act like they're being bothered. After 6 months after the murder. The case went into a file and has been classified cold. The family has been the only ones doing any work on solving the murder.

    March 27, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. Hurst

    Indeed, so well said. I concur fully without doubt or hesitation in any way whatsoever beyond any trace of skepticism.

    March 27, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. ms bee

    Its craZy

    March 27, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. steveo

    So this guy commits a murder against a police officer then proceeds to stay in the same town he commited the murder in? Not exactly the brightest criminal I've ever read about.

    March 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
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