U.S. Officer shot dead on first shift, suspect detained

In the U.S. state of Georgia, a police officer was shot dead during his first shift. A suspect has been arrested after a manhunt.

26-year-old agent Dylan Harrison was doing a lap in Wheeler County on Saturday morning, when he was under fire for unknown reasons. โ€œOfficer Harrison was a part-time police officer who ran his first shift in front of the Alamo police station,โ€ a spokesperson said in a press conference. He also worked for the drug control department.

The police soon had an eye on 43-year-old Damien Anthony Ferguson as a suspected perpetrator. A large manhunt was set up, but initially failed to keep Ferguson. That happened a day later. Nothing has been disclosed about his motif yet.

Harrison colleagues express their condolences to the next of kin on social media. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp also does. He expressed his thanks to the police for the arrest of the suspect.