Suspect arrested in November officer shooting

Suspect arrested in November officer shooting

The search for the person who in November shot an off-duty police officer and left him in serious condition ended Tuesday with an arrest.

Atlanta police charged Jermarcus Deshun Jordan, 23, in the November shooting of Officer Christopher L. Smith in Atlanta’s east side.

Around 10 p.m on Nov. 9, Smith was working an approved off-duty security job at the Edgewood Court Apartments on Hardee Street, according to police.

“He was ambushed by a suspect carrying a shotgun,” Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said in an email statement. “The suspect fired at the officer, striking him in the face and leg.”

Smith was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in serious condition, police said. He was treated and released three days later.

Crime Stoppers Atlanta in November offered a $5,000 reward for information regarding the shooter accused of ambushing Smith, according to Capt. Paul Guerrucci with Atlanta police.

Jordan is charged with felony aggravated assault. He was previously charged with firearm possession by a convicted felon, felony criminal damage to property, and felony possession of a weapon during a crime following a Dec. 19 arrest. He is being held in the DeKalb County jail.

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