Update: The officer who was shot and killed this morning has been identified as 29-year-old Kristen Hearne, a detective with the Polk County Police Department, according to Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier.
Brazier said she was pronounced dead at 11:49 a.m. at Polk Medical Center.
Previously reported: A man accused of being connected to the fatal shooting of a police officer this morning was taken into custody around 2:46 p.m., ending a manhunt that involved multiple police agencies and departments, according to Floyd County 911 reports.
Brandon Spangler is the man police had been looking for since the shooting happened around 11 a.m. in the area of 123 Santa Claus Road in Cedartown. Another officer was shot and hit in a bulletproof vest, but was reportedly unharmed.
Previously reported: One officer is dead and another was shot in their bulletproof vest during an incident involving a stolen vehicle in Northwest Polk County on Friday, according to Polk County Assistant County Manager Barry Akinson.
He was able to confirm that the officer killed this morning was a Polk County police detective. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in.
According to a post from Twitter from the GBI, they are searching for Seth Brandon Spangler, a white male, 5'8", 130 lbs., brown eyes, brown hair, in area of 123 Santa Claus Road, Cedartown. He is considered armed and dangerous, and authorities are saying that he should not be approached. Police are asking for any information to be passed onto 911.
Highway 100 has reportedly been shut down near the intersection of Santa Claus Road as authorities investigate the shooting, which occurred sometime shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. Officers remained in the area as of 1 p.m., and helicopters were also flying over the area to aid in the search.
Deputies from both Floyd County and Polk County sheriff's offices, along with Polk County and Cedartown police agencies, are investigating the area of Santa Claus Road and Highway 100 between Cedartown and Cave Spring.
Akinson said no names are yet being released pending notification of the next of kin. The officer who was shot in their bulletproof vest did not have any serious injuries and is reportedly unharmed.
According to Floyd County officials, a female suspect was taken into custody and a male suspect wearing a backpack is still at large.
"The Cavalry has been called out for sure," said Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell of the Floyd County Sheriff's Office.
Scanner traffic indicated earlier that authorities were searching for a white male and white female on foot in the area of John Redding Road and Santa Claus Road.
Floyd County Sheriff's Office has 9 officers and K-9 units assisting in the search. Additionally, officers from Bartow County, Paulding County and Chattooga County have been called out to assist with the search according to Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats. The U.S. Marshals are also assisting, he added.
"We have everyone from the surrounding counties out here," he said. "We've got helicopters in the air and tracking dogs."
Those with any information about the male suspect still on the loose can contact 911.