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Athens Police Shooting: Suspect's family talks to 11Alive News
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Athens Police Shooting: Suspect's family talks to 11Alive News

ATHENS, Ga. – Jaime Hood, the man suspected of shooting two Athens Police Officers, mortally wounding one, served 11 years of a 12 year sentence on an armed robbery charge.  He was released in 2009.

Hood also had a brother who had at least one run-in with law enforcement.  He was actually killed by a police officer some years ago, 11Alive News learned.

Hood’s family makes their home on Ranick Road, not far from the Athens-Ben Epps Airport on Athens’ west side.  A heavy police presence could be seen in front of the family’s home Wednesday afternoon.

Hood’s family spoke with reports outside the family home Wednesday.  “I want to tell my brother ‘turn yourself in,’” Steven Hood said Wednesday.  “’You’re running for no reason now.’  We’re worried about you.  We don’t want anybody to shoot you or kill you.”

A source told 11Alive News that investigators still believed Hood was somewhere in a wooded area on Athens’ west side.

Hood’s father, Robert Hood, said he last saw his son two or three days ago at the family home.  Robert Hood said he had not heard from his son since the shooting Tuesday and didn’t believe his son was hiding out in the woods near the house.

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