Suspect in killing of Georgia police officer shot himself seconds before capture

The manhunt of suspected cop killer 22-year-old Jordan Marcquis Jackson has ended.

Police say Jackson had been on the run since shooting Henry County Police Officer Paramhans Desai during a Domestic Violence Call on Nov. 4 in the area of Floresta Drive in McDonough.

Jordan Jackson was found hiding out with some friends in Clayton County. After barricading himself in a room, SWAT Teams addressed the situation using tactful methods which resulted in authorities being feet away from Jordan. The suspect took his own life seconds before being captured.

Officer Desai was pronounced dead on Nov. 8 and by 5 p.m. on Nov. 9 a reward for the capture of Jackson had jumped from $30,000 to $70,000. However, it was police work that led to Jackson’s location.

After the search of several houses and several arrests, details revealing Jackson’s location were disclosed.

The Men and Women of The Henry County Sheriff’s Office along with The Henry County Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Butts County Sheriff’s Office, The U.S. Marshals, The GBI, The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, Clayton County Police Department, Georgia State patrol, Dekalb County Police Department, Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office and Spalding County Sheriff’s Office collectively used their resources over the last few days to find Jordan Jackson.

“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,” Sheriff Reginald B. Scandrett said. “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.”