The man accused of shooting and killing a Henry County, GA, police officer turned the gun on himself seconds before being captured in a Clayton County apartment Tuesday evening, authorities said.
Jordan Jackson, 22, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at an apartment complex in Riverdale, Henry police Chief Mark Amerman said during a news conference. Jackson, the subject of a massive five-day manhunt, had been hiding out with friends, the department said.
Jackson barricaded himself in a room and investigators were within feet of him, police said. He then took his own life before being captured, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Jackson was accused of shooting Officer Paramhans Desai last week during an arrest attempt, according to police. Late Monday, the 38-year-old officer died from his injuries, and the hunt for his alleged killer ramped up. The reward increased to $70,000 to find Jackson, but it was not known Wednesday whether anyone was eligible for the money.