The suspect wanted for shooting and killing an officer in Henry County was found dead on Tuesday in a Riverdale apartment. Suspect Jordan Jackson died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A nationwide manhunt was underway after officer Desai died from his injuries on Monday night.
Around 5 pm Clayton County police were tipped off to Jackson’s location at the Chateau Forest Apartments.
Henry County Police Chief Mark Amerman said:
“Teams were dispatched to this location where surveillance was set up. Ultimately, [the] Clayton County Police Department SWAT team was called in to clear the residence. Mr. Jackson was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
Jackson was found hiding out with friends in Clayton County. The SWAT team was deployed and used tactical methods, which led to authorities being feet away from Jackson. Jackson took his own life seconds before SWAT could apprehend him.
Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett said, “Let this be a warning and reminder to anyone contemplating any crime, let alone a crime of this magnitude where it involves one of our own. It doesn’t matter how many days it takes, how much sleep we lose; we will hunt you down and find you. To the family of Officer Desai, this will not take away the pain, but, hopefully, they can get some rest and start the healing process.”
There are several ways to make donations for Officer Desai’s family:
Donations can be made through the “Ralph Easterwood Angel Wings for Warriors Benevolence Fund.” The Ralph Easterwood Angel Wings for Warriors Benevolence Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organized for the sole purpose of helping the families of sworn, non-sworn and civilian employees of all first responders.
Donations will also be accepted at the Henry County Police Department, located at 108 South Zack Hinton Parkway McDonough, GA 30253.
Donations can be sent via Cash App to $Wings4Warriors.
A GoFundMe account has also been set up to help out Desai’s family.
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