Man accused of Alamo officer’s death taken into custody
43-year-old Damien Ferguson is charged with murder. He was arrested Sunday afternoon.
43-year-old Damien Ferguson was arrested Sunday afternoon at his home following the shooting death of officer Dylan Harrison just after 1 a.m. Saturday.
Harrison was killed in what authorities called an “ambush-style attack” outside Alamo Police Department.
Ferguson is also charged with aggravated stalking in connection to a previous domestic incident.
A Georgia Bureau of Investigation news release says Officer Harrison made contact with an unnamed man for a traffic violation Friday night in the Circle K parking lot across the street from Alamo Police Department. The GBI says Harrison discharged his taser after an argument turned physical.
The man, identified by the GBI as a “known associate” of Ferguson, was arrested and taken to the Wheeler County Jail.
“It is believed that the ambush-style attack on Officer Harrison was retaliation for the incident and arrest of the man,” the GBI release said.