Police: 2 officers killed, 2 inmates on run in Georgia

A manhunt is underway for two prisoners after at least one of them shot and killed two corrections officers transporting them on a bus Tuesday morning in central Georgia, authorities said.

Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, were on a state corrections bus with 31 other inmates when the pair somehow got out of what should have been a locked, gated rear section about 6:45 a.m., officials said.
Rowe and Dubose entered the driver’s compartment and overpowered and disarmed Officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue while the bus was on the two-lane State Route 16 between Eatonton and Sparta, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said.
At least one of the prisoners shot and killed Monica and Billue, Sills said.

Rowe and Dubose carjacked an approaching green 2004 four-door Honda Civic with Georgia license plate RBJ6601. After forcing the driver out, the two drove west toward Eatonton, Sills said.
“They are dangerous beyond description” and believed to be armed with the officers’ Glock pistols, according to the sheriff.
“They need to surrender before we find them,” Sills told reporters Tuesday afternoon.
The other prisoners were still on the bus, with doors closed, when authorities arrived at the scene, he said.

Source: CNN

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