Alleged killer of Georgia officer, 26, who was killed Saturday was retaliating for arresting friend

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Damien 'Luke' Anthony Ferguson, 43, was arrested Sunday less than a mile from where Alamo Police Department Officer Dylan Harrison was fatally shot outside the police station Saturday

Damien ‘Luke’ Anthony Ferguson, 43, was arrested Sunday lower than a mile from the place Alamo Police Department Officer Dylan Harrison was fatally shot outdoors the police station Saturday

The man who allegedly shot and killed a rookie Georgia cop throughout his first day on-duty killed him in retaliation for the officer arresting his friend hours earlier.

Damien ‘Luke’ Anthony Ferguson, 43, was arrested Sunday for killing Dylan Harrison, 26, mentioned the FBI.   

The Alamo Police Department says that earlier that day, Harrison had arrested Ferguson’s friend throughout a visitors cease.

The rookie cop, who was on his first part-time shift with the company on Friday night, had stopped the unnamed suspect for a visitors violation within the parking zone of the Circle Ok, simply throughout the road from the police station, in accordance with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

When Harrison requested the person for his identification, he refused to conform, in accordance with GBI Special Agent in Charge Lindsey Wilkes. After a verbal argument erupted, the person ended up pushing the rookie officer.  

Harrison then used his taser towards on the suspect, who he mentioned didn’t comply when he tried to position him beneath arrest.  

The suspect was ultimately arrested and booked at Wheeler County Jail.

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When Ferguson discovered what had occurred to his friend, he determined to homicide the officer in revenge for arresting ‘a identified affiliate’ of his, authorities mentioned. 

Ferguson, 43, was arrested Sunday for killing Dylan Harrison, 26, who is pictured with his wife, pictured left and 6-month-old daughter, center

Ferguson, 43, was arrested Sunday for killing Dylan Harrison, 26, who is pictured together with his spouse, pictured left and 6-month-old daughter, middle

Police say Ferguson, pictured, killed Harrison after the officer tasered and arrested a 'known associate' of his, according to law enforcement

Police say Ferguson, pictured, killed Harrison after the officer tasered and arrested a ‘identified affiliate’ of his, in accordance with legislation enforcement

Ferguson was considered armed and dangerous at the time of his arrest

Ferguson was thought of armed and harmful on the time of his arrest

‘The man arrested is a identified affiliate of Damien Ferguson. It is believed that the ambush-style assault on Officer Harrison was retaliation for the incident and arrest of the person on Friday evening on the Circle Ok,’ Special Agent Wilkes mentioned in an announcement Sunday. 

The Georgia Department of Public Safety mentioned Sunday that Ferguson was arrested lower than a mile from the place an officer was killed Saturday.

He was taken down ‘without incident’ by the State of Georgia’s SWAT group after a quick search.    

He's suspected of fatally shooting a police officer, though a motive has not been shared

He’s suspected of fatally taking pictures a police officer, although a motive has not been shared

Ferguson, who was thought of armed and harmful, was the topic of a manhunt after Officer Harrison early Saturday morning. 

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He was ultimately arrested at his dwelling in Alamo and was charged with homicide, aggravated stalking expenses which have been in relation to a earlier home incident.

The alleged cop killer is presently being held on the Laurens County Jail in Dublin, Georgia, GBI spokeswoman Natalie Ammons mentioned at a Sunday night news convention after his arrest.  

Harrison was fatally shot outdoors of the division’s police station at round 1 am. The 26-year-old from Dudley leaves behind a spouse and a 6-month-old daughter.

The cop had simply started his first shift ever for the Alamo Police Department part-time after starting his profession in legislation enforcement again in 2018 as  a full-time Oconee Drug Task Force Agent, in accordance with Fox 13. 

Pictured: Alamo Police Officer Dylan Harrison was fatally shot outside of the department's police station at around 1 am

Pictured: Alamo Police Officer Dylan Harrison was fatally shot outdoors of the division’s police station at round 1 am

Special Agent Wilkes mentioned legislation enforcement was providing a reward of $17,500 for info resulting in Ferguson’s arrest previous to his arrest.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp supplied an announcement on the tragedy in a tweet Saturday afternoon.  

‘Early this morning, one of our legislation enforcement officers in Middle Georgia was killed within the line of obligation,’ Kemp wrote on Twitter. 

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‘Our ideas and prayers are with this officer’s household, mates, and colleagues on the Alamo Police Department. May God proceed to be with all who shield and serve.’ 

The sheriff of close by Telfair County, Sim Davidson, expressed comparable condolences.

‘Our sincerest ideas, prayers, and condolences to the household, mates and associates of Officer Dylan Harrison who was killed within the line of obligation final evening in Alamo,’ Sheriff Davidson wrote in a Facebook put up. 

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp offered a statement on the tragedy in a tweet Saturday afternoon

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp supplied an announcement on the tragedy in a tweet Saturday afternoon

‘We are sincerely grateful for his service.’  

Harrison was the primary Alamo police officer to be killed within the line of obligation, in accordance with the Officer Down Memorial Page, which experiences on deaths in legislation enforcement. 

However, Alamo Police Officer Arturo Villegas died from COVID-19 earlier this 12 months, one of practically two dozen Georgia cops to have died from coronavirus, Fox 13 experiences.  

This 12 months alone, no less than 5 Georgia cops have been killed within the line of obligation, whereas seven Georgia officers have been killed within the line of obligation final 12 months, in accordance with the Officer Down webpage.

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