Another arrest in shooting death of Henry County police officer

Police officers surround a cruiser covered with flowers during a prayer vigil for Officer Paramhans Desai in McDonough.
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Police officers surround a cruiser covered with flowers during a prayer vigil for Officer Paramhans Desai in McDonough.

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has made another arrest in the shooting death of Officer Paramhans Desai.

Demetria S. Daniel, 24, is charged with hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal. Authorities said Daniel helped shooting suspect Jordan Jackson hide after Desai was shot Nov. 4 while responding to a domestic violence call on Floresta Drive in McDonough. He died Nov. 8 at age 38.

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The shooting kicked off a statewide manhunt and Jackson became the subject of a GBI blue alert, issued for those accused of assaulting officers, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

Jackson was found dead at an apartment complex in Riverdale, Henry police Chief Mark Amerman said. Jackson had barricaded himself in a room as investigators closed in and took his own life before being captured, Amerman said. Authorities believe Jackson hid out with friends after Desai was shot.

Authorities have since arrested Madison Troy and Katlyn Finley on charges of aiding or permitting another to escape and hindering the apprehension of a criminal. Police expect additional arrests.

“Police officers are chosen from our community to serve as public servants. They stand that thin blue line every day between chaos and calm,” Amerman said previously. “And when someone attacks and kills a police officer, this public servant, it’s an attack on all of us. When individuals a part of that community harbor, hide and help this killer attempt to go free, those too are guilty of crimes against this community.”

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