Shaquille O’Neal Pledges $5,000 Reward to Find Suspect Who Shot and Killed Georgia Police Officer

A Georgia police officer was shot while responding to a domestic dispute call around 6 pm on November 4. The officer tragically passed away days later.

Officer Paramhans Desai joined the Henry County police department this year. Before that, he was a Georgia corrections officer and 17- year law-enforcement vet. 

A manhunt is underway for the suspect, Jordan Jackson. Jackson is a 22-year-old male, 5-feet 8-inches tall, and weighs about 165 pounds.

Jackson allegedly shot at Desai multiple times as he was attempting to arrest Jackson. He is wanted for aggravated assault on a police officer.

Witnesses say, “Once we heard two gunshots go off, we knew there was a serious issue.”

Police believe Jackson is armed and dangerous. He may be traveling in a 2016 white Honda Civic or a 2021 Dodge Ram. Both cars have Georgia plates.

Famed NBA player Shaquille O’Neal offered $5,000 toward finding the suspect. O’Neal’s $5,000 pledge was added to the $10,000 reward from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, a $10,000 reward from the U.S. Marshals Office, and a $5,000 reward from Crime Stoppers Atlanta

Shaquille O’neal is a resident of Henry County and works with the Sheriff’s department. In February, he joined the department as the Director of community relations. His role is to help build relationships between residents of Henry county and law enforcement.

The $30,000 reward will be awarded for information that leads to the arrest of Jackson. 

During a press conference, Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett said:

 “Let me be crystal clear, we certainly will not tolerate any individual, regardless of who you are, coming to what we consider to be God’s country of Henry County and harming any of our police officers in any kind of way. So Mr. Jackson, whatever hole you’re in, I assure you we’re coming to find you, we will place you in custody, and we will bring you to justice.”

On Saturday, before Desai’s passing, Governor Kemp tweeted vital information to the public.

Desai is survived by his wife and two young children. According to a media release from Henry County, “Officer Desai continues to serve, even in his passing, by donating multiple organs which will save numerous lives.”

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