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Man accused of killing Henry County officer dead, police say

Jordan Jackson is accused of killing Officer Paramhans Desai on Thursday.

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — The man accused of killing a Henry County officer has been found.

The Henry County Sheriff's Office said Jackson was found hiding out with friends in Clayton County. After barricading himself in a room, SWAT teams attempted to reach Jackson. 

However, the sheriff's office added that Jackson took his own life seconds before being captured.

Investigators said it's thanks to the teamwork of several different agencies that they were able to find Jackson after more than five days.

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Jackson is accused of killing 38-year-old Paramhans Desai, who was shot shortly after responding to a home in McDonough for a domestic incident on Thursday.   

Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett said in the news conference Tuesday they wouldn't spare expenses or manpower to find Jackson and bring justice in the case. 

New photos were also released Tuesday of Jackson from Desai's body camera just moments before he was shot.

Henry County Police Chief Mark Amerman described Desai as a man who truly loved his job. He said Desai has been in law enforcement since 2004 and started in corrections.

He described Desai as an officer who talked to everyone the same way - whether he was going to arrest them or help them.

   

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