ATLANTA — The search continues Friday for a suspect accused in the shooting of a Henry County police officer.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office held a press conference at 5 p.m. to provide an update.
The sheriff's office said a total of $30,000 reward is being offered for information leading up to the arrest of 22-year-old Jordan Jackson, the suspect identified in connection to the shooting.
A $10,000 reward from the Henry County Sheriff's Office, a $10,000 reward from the U.S. Marshals Office, a $5,000 reward from Crime Stoppers Atlanta, and a $5,000 reward from Shaquille O'Neal is being offered for information for Jackson's arrest, for a total reward of $30,000.
The sheriff's office also said people should continue to use caution if they encounter Jackson.
"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," Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett said during the press conference. "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."
The sheriff's office also gave an update on Officer Paramhans Desai, 38, who is recovering at a local hospital. He remains in critical condition, but he's stable, Henry County Police Major Joey Smith said.
Desai is a 17-year-veteran in law enforcement. He served much of his law enforcement career with the Georgia Department of Corrections before joining the Dekalb County Police Department in October of 2019 and the Henry County Police Department in 2020. He is a husband and the father of two small children.
Authorities said the shooting happened at a home on Floresta Drive off of Keys Ferry Road Thursday at 6 p.m. in McDonough when officers were responding to a domestic dispute.
When officers arrived they attempted to detain Jackson, and the Desai was shot, the sheriff's office said. Jackson left the scene. Authorities said they found a 2021 Dodge Ram around 6 a.m. Friday that he was believed to be traveling in, after first driving away in a Honda Civic.
Jackson is 5-feet 8-inches tall and weighs around 165lbs. Officers have a warrant for his arrest on aggravated assault charges. The GBI has also issued a Blue Alert– a serious public safety threat alert for Jackson.
Henry County Police said this is an active investigation. If you have any information about Jackson's whereabouts call 911, or Det. Hansrote at 470-454-7623, or the Henry County Non-Emergency Dispatch at 770-957-9121. People can leave anonymous tips and qualify for the reward by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta, 404-577-8477