CLAYTON COUNTY, Georgia – An apartment complex in Clayton County was closed Tuesday evening after investigators said the man wanted in the death of a Henry County police officer was found dead.
Police sources said Mark Winne, Channel 2 investigative reporter On Tuesday evening, Jordan Jackson was found dead in a Riverdale apartment following a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Clayton County Police Chief will later confirm the death at a late-night press conference.
Jackson was wanted for allegedly shooting Henry Paramhans County Police Officer Desai.
Desai was shot dead on November 4 when police said he answered a domestic call near Keys Ferry Road in McDonough. The The father of two, 38, died on Monday evening of his injuries.
Shortly after the shooting, a nationwide manhunt began for Jackson that drove them to Riverdale on Tuesday night.
Investigators said Clayton County Police were notified of Jackson’s whereabouts around 5 p.m. at the Chateau Forest Apartments.
âTeams were dispatched to this place where surveillance was set up. Ultimately, the Clayton County Police Department SWAT team were called in to clean up the residence. Mr. Jackson was found with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, âsaid Henry County Police Chief Mark Amerman.
âJordan Jackson was found hiding with friends in Clayton County. After barricading themselves in a room, the SWAT teams approached the situation using tactful methods that resulted in the authorities being a few feet from Jordan. The suspect committed suicide seconds before being captured, âthe Henry County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
âLet this be a warning and a reminder to anyone considering a crime, let alone a crime of this magnitude involving one of our own. No matter how many days it takes, how much sleep we lose, we will hunt you down and find you. To Officer Desai’s family, it won’t take away the pain, but hopefully they can rest and begin the healing process, âCounty Sheriff Henry Reginald Scandrett said.
During Tuesday’s press conference, Amerman remembered Desai as the type of police officer any boss could ask for.
âHe loved his job. He liked to come to work every day. He enjoys serving his community. He was a beacon of light, âAmerman said.
Awona Love is Desai’s neighbor and she said she was still in shock over her death.
âI can’t question God but I don’t understand this one. He was my friend, âLove said. âI am so upset. I don’t know how we’re going to prevent him from being here. He was my friend.
Retired Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard said domestic violence calls are among the most dangerous calls officers answer.
âMost of the time when we get there, it’s already out of control,â Pickard said. “We are dealing with emotions at their highest level.”
On Tuesday, a reward of $ 70,000 had been offered to find Desai’s killer. It is not yet known if anyone will get this award.
Desai joined the department in 2020 and was a veteran officer who also worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections and DeKalb County Police. He is survived by his wife and two young children.
The Henry County Police Department said it has set up a fund for donations to Desai’s family.
Donations can be made through the “Ralph Easterwood Angel Wings for Warriors Charitable Fund”. The Ralph Easterwood Angel Wings for Warriors Benevolence Fund is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization organized for the sole purpose of helping the families of sworn, unsworn 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 created to help Desai’s family.
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