Alamo, Georgia A man accused of shooting during his first replacement with a Georgia police officer ambushed him in retaliation for police arresting his partner hours earlier, officials said.
Damian Anthony Ferguson, 43, was charged with shooting and killing police officer Dylan Harrison outside the Alamo police station early Saturday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Officials said Harrison contacted the driver in the circle’s convenience store parking lot in front of the police station on Friday afternoon after witnessing a traffic violation. The driver declined to reveal his identity, and the conversation escalated when the man pushed Harrison. Officials said Harrison used a Taser to arrest the man and take him to prison.
“The ambush on Police Officer Harrison is believed to be a retaliation for the incident and the man’s arrest,” the agency said in a statement Sunday evening. He did not identify the person.
In a press conference on Sunday, Alamo Police Chief Karen Zanders said, “I have never experienced the sadness I felt because the life of Officer Dylan Harrison was taken in our small, quiet town.” said.
“His life was robbed just because he did his job,” she said.
Ferguson was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon at the Alamo home in Wheeler County, about 90 miles (145 km) southeast of Macon. The State SWAT team and a division of the US Marshals Service arrested him without incident after a major investigation.
Officials said he was also charged with stalking in connection with a previous domestic case and was detained at Lawrence County Jail.
It was not immediately clear on Sunday whether he had a lawyer to speak to.
Harrison is survived by his wife and their 6-month-old son.
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