The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced that a suspect is in custody a day after a rookie officer working his first shift was shot and killed outside his police precinct. Damien Anthony Ferguson, 43, was apprehended Sunday afternoon after the 26-year-old officer, Dylan Harrison, was gunned down around 1 a.m. Saturday. No other details were immediately available.
“Officer Harrison was a part-time Alamo police officer working his first shift with the department last night,” police spokesperson Natalie Ammons said, adding that Harrison was also a full-time Oconee Drug Task Force agent in a neighboring county. Harrison was also the father to a 6-month-old child. It is unclear what led to the shooting.