HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — The family of an officer who was shot in the face earlier this month has suffered another setback.

Henry County Police Chief Mark Amerman said that the wife of Michael Smith fell and hit her head while visiting her husband at rehab at the Shepherd Center on Friday.

 "She was rushed to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with having blood clots," Amerman said.

She had to undergo an emergency procedure which was successful, Amerman said, but she'll be spending several days in the hospital.

"Truly the Smith family is being tested, so I'm asking the community to please continue to send your thoughts and prayers to the...family," Amerman said.

A GoFundMe account has been established to assist the family.

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Smith was shot during a struggle at Smile Family and Cosmetics Dentistry on Jonesboro Road in McDonough on December 6. Police said a single bullet injured him and also killed the suspect. 

Smith was transferred to the Shepherd Center earlier this month.

In more positive news, Amerman said Smith "has been doing well." On Thursday, Smith took 10 steps, "which is really encouraging" Amerman said.