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Damien Ferguson is a suspect in the shooting death of a Georgia police officer, was arrested Sunday as investigators uncovered a potential motive for the killing.
Ferguson was captured at his Alamo home and later charged with murdering Dylan Harrison, 26, early Saturday morning as the officer was working his first shift for the Alamo Police Department.
He was 43 years old.
Dylan Harrison Murder
Harrison was gunned down outside the station house in what investigators described as an “ambush-style attack.”
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation revealed Sunday that Harrison was likely murdered in retaliation for arresting a “known associate” of Ferguson’s across the street from the precinct on Friday night.
Earlier in his shift, Harrison had stopped a man for a traffic violation who then got into a fight with the officer after refusing to provide his name and identification, GBI said.
The man pushed the officer and resisted arrest, prompting Harrison to discharge his Taser, investigators said.
Damien Ferguson Charged
GBI said the man was eventually arrested and jailed.
Ferguson, who was arrested at his home in Alamo, was charged with murder in addition to an aggravated stalking charge related to a previous domestic incident, Ammons said. He is being held at the Laurens County Jail in Dublin.
Investigators did not elaborate further on the connection between Ferguson and the man arrested outside the precinct.
After the shooting, the GBI issued a “Blue Alert” for Ferguson and offered a $17,500 reward for the 43-year-old man’s capture. Such alerts are issued when a suspect accused of killing or seriously injuring a law enforcement officer remains large.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety said in a tweet Sunday that Ferguson was taken into custody “without incident” less than one mile from the site of the fatal shooting.
Ferguson spent more than seven years in prison after being convicted of charges including theft by taking and aggravated assault on an officer in Wheeler County. He was released from the Coffee Correctional Facility in August 2006, Georgia Department of Corrections records show.