Shaq, police announce $60,000 reward for info on suspect who allegedly killed officer

Officer Paramhans Desai died Monday.

November 09, 2021, 4:32 PM

Investigators in Georgia and NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal are offering a $60,000 reward for any information regarding a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a police officer last week.

Henry County Police Officer Paramhans Desai, 38, was responding to a domestic disturbance on Thursday and was attempting to make an arrest, the Henry County Police Department said in a statement. Jordan Jackson, 22, of McDonough, Georgia, allegedly shot Desai and fled the scene in a 2016 Honda Civic, according to the police.

PHOTO: Henry County Police officer Paramhans Desai is seen in this undated police photo.
Henry County Police officer Paramhans Desai is seen in this undated police photo.
Henry County Police Department via Twitter

Desai was taken to Grady Medical Center and was listed in critical, but stable condition Sunday, the police said. Desai, who is married and has two children, died Monday night, the police announced.

"Officer Desai continues to serve, even in his passing, by donating multiple organs which will save numerous lives," the Henry County Police Department said in a Facebook post.

PHOTO: Police Officer Paramhans Desai is pictured in photos posted to the Facebook page of the Henry County Police Department after he died from a shooting that occurred on Nov. 4, 2021, while he was responding to reports of a domestic dispute.
Police Officer Paramhans Desai is pictured in photos posted to the Facebook page of the Henry County Police Department after he died from a shooting that occurred on Nov. 4, 2021, while he was responding to reports of a domestic dispute.
Henry County Police Department

He served with the department for two years and previously worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections and DeKalb County Police, the police said.

On Sunday, a reward for information on Jackson's whereabouts was announced and the money came from several sources.

PHOTO: The Henry County Police Department in McDonough, Ga., released this reward poster on Nov. 9, 2021, to aid in the apprehension of a suspect in the shooting death of Police Officer Paramhans Desai.
The Henry County Police Department in McDonough, Ga., released this reward poster on Nov. 9, 2021, to aid in the apprehension of a suspect in the shooting death of Police Officer Paramhans Desai.
Henry County Police Department

The Harris County Sheriff's office and the U.S. Marshals Office each offered $10,000 Crime Stoppers Atlanta offered $5,000, the Henry County PD said.

O'Neal, who lives in Henry County and is an honorary deputy in Clayton County, Georgia, also offered $5,000.

The reward was doubled Tuesday and police released more images of the suspect that were captured by Desai's body-worn camera during the incident.

Anyone with tips can call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 800-597-TIPS (8477).

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