Community rallies for Henry County officer in critical condition

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The community came together Friday night to pray for a police officer shot in the line of duty in Henry County.

Dozens of people gathered in McDonough Square to show their support for Henry County Police Officer Michael Smith.

The 32-year-old is in critical condition after being shot Thursday.

RELATED: Henry County police officer remains in critical condition after shooting

Investigators say Smith was called to a dental office near McDonough after reports of a man, identified as 53-year-old Dimaggio McNelly, was causing a disturbance in the lobby. It eventually led to an altercation, where one shot was fired from the Smith's gun.

The GBI said the bullet struck Smith in the face and ended up killing McNelly.

Medics rushed Smith to Grady Memorial Hospital where he remained in critical condition as of late Thursday evening.

If you want to support Smith and his family, you may drop off donations at any Southern Credit Union or either of the Henry County Police precincts.

A GoFundMe account for Smith is available here: