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Covington Police officer shot in head, suspect killed

This happened at the OYO Hotel on Alcovy Road.

ATLANTA — A Covington Police officer is in the hospital after being shot in the head at a hotel Tuesday night.

This happened at the OYO Hotel on Alcovy Road.

Covington Police identified the officer on Wednesday as Officer Rashad Rivers and said he is currently at Grady Hospital and in stable condition. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect who died as 23-year-old Treyvorius Stodghill. 

Officers said they initially responded to the hotel at 10:30 p.m. for a domestic fight. They add that the first officer on the scene was confronted by a man with a gun. 

The two eventually began shooting at each other, with the officer being shot in the head.

"A second responding officer arrived on the scene and saw , who was pointing a gun at the officer who was down. Stodghill was shot and killed by a Covington Police Officer during the incident," a GBI release said.

The GBI said its Medical Examiner's Office would perform an autopsy on Stodghill.

In the meantime, Covington Police are asking for prayers. According to them, the officer is in stable condition and talking. Authorities later identified the officer as Rashad Rivers.

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