HENRY COUNTY, GA – Police in Henry County, Georgia have announced that they have arrested two people who are accused of helping an accused cop-killer evade capture.
Allegedly, the suspect in the case, Jordan Jackson, shot and killed Officer Paramhans Desai after the officer was called to a residence in which he was located.
After the shooting, Jackson fled and apparently had the help of at least two women in his attempts to remain at large.
Jackson was successful in evading capture for a few days until he was eventually located. As police closed in to take him into custody, he killed himself so that he could not be held accountable for his action.
The Henry County Police Department alleges that Jackson was helped by Kaitlyn Nicole Finley and Madison Rose Troy.
Police did not disclose exactly how the pair assisted the alleged cop killer but did note that both have been taken into custody.
Finley was charged with drug possession and hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal. Troy was charged with aiding or permitting another to escape lawful custody or confinement and hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal.
NEW: Video shows the moments Madison Troy and Katlyn Finley were brought to the Henry County jail. They are charged with helping the man who killed a Henry County police officer avoid capture @cbs46 pic.twitter.com/1a7dBdMMl5
— Ashley Thompson (@AshleyCBS46) November 11, 2021
Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett spoke of the arrest and the disturbing comments that were made by one of the women, Finley, during her arrest. Scandrett said the comments were captured on police body cameras. Scandrett told the world what is heard in the video:
“One of these individuals when they were in custody when they walked into our jail yelled out ‘F the pigs. ‘F the officer. ‘F his kids and ‘F all you all.’ Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. You are where you are supposed to be.”
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Scandrett did not specify how the two women allegedly aided Jackson while he was actively evading apprehension, however, he did state that he expected more arrests to come. He gave this warning:
“If you have anything to do in the killing of Officer Desai, we are coming for you.”
With that warning, anyone who helped Jackson in any manner while he was on the run is subject to arrest and should be worried.
Assistance can be anything from turning a blind eye while he would be staying on someone’s property, giving him food, money, or in any way assisting him after he allegedly shot and killed the officer.
Officer Desai was shot and killed around 6 pm on November 4th after he was dispatched to a domestic dispute in the area of Floresta Drive and Keys Ferry Road in McDonough. The interaction between the officer, Jackson, and a female at the scene seemed routine based on body camera footage released by the agency.
However, at some point, Officer Desai attempted to take Jackson into custody and it is reportedly then when Jackson allegedly pulled a firearm and mortally wounded the hero officer. WAGA spoke to a witness at the scene who said:
“All of us all a sudden heard two gunshots. I looked straight forward and that’s when I saw the officer’s hand go over his chest. He fell straight back on the driveway, I turned around, told my son to run. We all three ran. Hid in a neighbor’s garage.”
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Officer Desai was transported to a nearby hospital where all medical treatment failed and he succumbed to the injuries on November 8th. Officer Desai leaves behind his wife and two small children.
After the shooting, Jackson was being sought and was eventually tracked to an apartment complex in Riverdale hiding with friends. As police moved in, Jackson barricaded himself inside of a room and eventually took his own life.
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First, in a story we have been following closely at Law Enforcement Today, Officer Paramhans Desai of the Henry County Police Department passed away at approximately 9:55 pm on Monday. He was shot in the line of duty responding to a domestic disturbance call.
In a statement released on Facebook Monday night, the HCPD said:
“It is with a saddened and heavy heart that the Henry County Law Enforcement Family along with Henry County Government announce the passing of Police Officer Paramhans Desai. Officer Desai succumbed to his injuries with his family by his side today at approximately 9:55 p.m.
Officer Desai is survived by his wife and two young children. Officer Desai continues to serve, even in his passing, by donating multiple organs which will save numerous lives.
Please continue to keep Officer Desai’s family in your thoughts and prayers through this terrible tragedy. Funeral arrangements will be released at a later date.”
Sadly, Officer Desai was not the only member of Georgia law enforcement to die on Monday. Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Lena Marshall died from the wounds she received when she was shot last Friday responding to a domestic disturbance call.
Sheriff Janis Mangum issued the following statement:
“As Sheriff, and on behalf of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, it is with a heavy heart that I advise you all that we lost Deputy Lena Marshall around 3:50 pm today. Once arrangments [sic] have been made, we will provide that information. Please respect the privacy of Deputy Marshall’s family at this difficult time.”
Unlike the man who is presumed to have killed Officer Desai and is still being sought, the woman who killed Deputy Marshall is no longer with us.
Investigators said deputies met 43-year-old Hoschton resident, Jessica Worsham, at the location of the call before she allegedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at deputies.
“As contact was made at the front door, the suspect fired at the deputies, striking Deputy Marshall,” Mangum said in a social media post. “The second deputy returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect.”
Marshall leaves behind 3 children.
These two tragic incidents happened roughly 60 miles and less than 24 hours apart. Both of these heroes died within 6 hours of each other.
We have now lost 140 members of law enforcement this year to non-COVID related deaths.
The shooting deaths of Desai and Marshall bring the total of number of officers shot to death in the line of duty in 2021 to 55.
They join Senior Patrolman Sherman Benys, Jr. of the Kingsville, TX police department as the 3 officers lost to gunfire so far in November.
Officer Benys was shot on Monday, November 1st, as he and other officers responded to a call. An investigation is still being conducted, but police have a 40-year-old man in custody in connection with the murder.
Texas governor Greg Abbott authorized flags to be flown at half staff until the end of the day when Benys is laid to rest. His services are scheduled for 11 a.m. CST on November 9th.
Law Enforcement Today will continue to provide updates on the manhunt for Officer Desai’s killer. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all these officers, the departments and communities they served and the entire law enforcement community.
Continue reading to find the details of the incident involving Officer Desai.
MCDONOUGH, GA – The “blue-alert” search is still underway for 22-year-old Jordan Jackson, the Georgia man suspected of shooting an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call.
There is now a $30,000 reward for anyone who provides information leading to the apprehension of Jackson, whom police believe to be armed and dangerous.
The reward is comprised of $10,000 from the the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, $10,000 from the U.S. Marshals Office, $5,000 from Crime Stoppers Atlanta, and $5,000 from retired-NBA star Shaquille O’Neal.
The responding officer is recovering in the hospital. He is in critical but stable condition. He has been identified as Officer Parahmans Desai, 38.
He has been in law enforcement for 17 years, serving most of those with the Georgia Department of Corrections. He has only been with Henry County since 2020. He is married and has two young children.
Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett had this to say during a Friday press conference:
“Let me be crystal clear, we certainly will not tolerate any individual, regardless of who you are, coming to what we consider to be God’s country of Henry County and harming any of our police officers in any kind of way.
So, Mr. Jackson, whatever hole you’re in, I assure you we’re coming to find you. We will place you in custody and we will bring you to justice.”
We will continue to provide updates as they become available. Please continue to pray for the recovery of Officer Desai, for his family and the men and women who continue the search to bring Jackson into custody.
Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”. While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.
And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.
And that’s exactly why we’re launching this national crowdfunding campaign as part of our efforts to help “re-fund the police”.
Continue reading for our initial coverage of the shooting of the officer.
Breaking news: Manhunt underway for would-be cop-killer who opened fire, shot officer
George law enforcement agencies are seeking 22-year-old Jordan Jackson, who is alleged to have fled the scene of a domestic disturbance call that left one officer in an Atlanta-area hospital where they were being treated for a gunshot wound.
Jackson is being sought on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer.
While the Henry County Police Department has released very few details, here is what we know so far.
“On 11/04/2021 around 1800 hours, Jordan Jackson DOB 06/12/1999 Black Male, 5’8”, 165lbs committed the offense of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer. Jackson fled the scene in a 2016 Honda Civic white in color bearing the GA license plate RXF0384 (pictured above.)
Any information on the whereabouts of Jordan Jackson, please call Det. Hansrote at 470-454-7623 or the Henry County Non-Emergency Dispatch at 770-957-9121,” the HCPD wrote on their Facebook page.
The department updated their BOLO regarding a Dodge Ram pickup that the suspect was believe to possibly be a passenger in, saying that it had been found. It is not known if Jackson is still using the Honda Civic, or if he has switched to another vehicle, or is on foot.
While the current condition of the officer is not known, local reports say that their injuries were severe enough that they were diverted to the trauma center at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Witnesses at the scene told Atlanta’s Fox 5:
“All of us, all a sudden heard two gunshots. I looked straight-forward and that’s when I saw the officer’s hand go over his chest. He fell straight back on the driveway, I turned around, told my son to run, we all three ran, hid in a neighbor’s garage,” one witness said.
“Once we heard two gunshots go off, we knew there was a serious issue,” followed the second.
LET will continue to follow developing story and will provide updates as they become available. In the meantime, we will be praying for the speedy and safe apprehension of this suspect as well as the condition of the injured officer.
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