Jordan Jackson, 22, was wanted in the killing of a Henry County officer. He reportedly killed himself as officers prepared to capture him. (Photo: Henry County PD) -

Jordan Jackson, 22, was wanted in the killing of a Henry County officer. He reportedly killed himself as officers prepared to capture him. (Photo: Henry County PD)

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.

Officer Paramhans Desai (Photo: Henry County PD) -

Officer Paramhans Desai (Photo: Henry County PD)

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.

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