$30K reward offered in hunt for suspect accused of shooting Henry County officer

Jordan Jackson (left), Paramhans Desai

Credit: Henry County Police Department

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Jordan Jackson (left), Paramhans Desai

Credit: Henry County Police Department

Henry County police continued the search Friday for a man accused of shooting and critically injuring an officer, announcing a $30,000 reward in the case.

Around 6 p.m. Thursday, police were investigating a domestic dispute in the area of Keys Ferry Road and Floresta Drive near McDonough when an officer was shot, department spokesman Sgt. Anthony Militello said. The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Jordan Jackson, who fled the scene in a 2016 Honda Civic, police said.

The GBI on Friday put out a Blue Alert, issued when a suspect has injured or killed a police officer and is on the run. Jackson, who has been charged with aggravated assault, should be considered armed and dangerous, authorities said.

“I assure you, we’re coming to find you,” Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett said Friday afternoon during a news conference, joined by a host of county officials and members of the Georgia State Patrol.

Scandrett announced the $30,000 reward, saying some of it came from NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, who was named the director of community relations for the sheriff’s office earlier this year.

The officer, later identified as 38-year-old Paramhans Desai, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and remained in critical condition Saturday, police said. He’s a veteran officer who also worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections and DeKalb County police. He is married with two small children.

A GBI spokeswoman confirmed the agency is assisting in the investigation, but the incident has not been classified an officer-involved shooting.

Jackson is about 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds. His Honda has Georgia license plate RXF0384.

MEDIA RELEASE HENRY COUNTY, GA - November 5th, 2021 Henry County Police Department Case #2021-00098992 A BLUE ALERT...

Posted by Henry County Police Department on Friday, November 5, 2021

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jackson is asked to call 911 or Henry County non-emergency dispatch at 770-957-9121. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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