Man charged with deadly shooting of Georgia police officer on first shift of new job

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man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Georgia The police officer has been taken into custody, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sunday announced.

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Damian Ferguson, also known as Luke Ferguson, was taken into custody by the Georgia state SWAT team without incident, officials said.

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Damien Ferguson (Georgia Department of Public Security)

In a tweet, the GBI said, Damien Ferguson was “wanted in connection with the shooting death of Alamo PD Officer Dylan Harrison”.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Security, Ferguson was apprehended less than 1 mile from where Alamo police officer Dylan Harrison was killed.

A search was previously underway for Ferguson and officers issued a $17,500 reward for information leading to the arrest.

During the search, law enforcement issued a blue alert because of Ferguson’s threat to the public.

Officer Dylan Harrison, 26, was married and father of a 6-month-old child. He was shot while working his first shift as an officer in the department.

Alamo Police Department officer Dylan Harrison – a 26-year-old Dudley native with wife and 6-month-old child – was shot and killed outside the police station. This was his first shift working part-time with the Alamo Police Department.

Harrison was shot dead outside the police station at around 1 pm.

The shooting occurred in Wheeler County, about 90 miles southeast of Macon and about 124 miles west of Savannah.

Georgia officer shot on first day with Alamo Police Department, GBI says

Several local and state law enforcement agencies cooperated with the investigation.

According to the GBI, Officer Harrison was also a full-time task force agent with the Oconee Drug Task Force at Eastman, in addition to being a part-time Alamo Police Department officer. He has been in law enforcement since 2018.

Harrison was the first Alamo officer killed in the line of duty, according to the Officer Downs Memorial page, which tracks law enforcement deaths. In January, Alamo police officer Arturo Villegas died COVID-19 Complications

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