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Georgia police officer gunned down during 1st shift

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 26-year-old Officer Dylan Harrison was fatally shot...
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 26-year-old Officer Dylan Harrison was fatally shot outside the Alamo Police Department during his first shift.(Source: Glynn County Police Department via CNN)
Published: Oct. 9, 2021 at 9:29 PM CDT
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ALAMO, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer was gunned down outside a police station during his first shift with the department.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 26-year-old Officer Dylan Harrison was fatally shot early Saturday outside the Alamo Police Department by 43-year-old Damien Anthony Ferguson.

The suspect remained on the loose Saturday night, despite the launch of a massive manhunt.

Damien “Luke” Ferguson, 43, is wanted in the deadly shooting of a Georgia police officer...
Damien “Luke” Ferguson, 43, is wanted in the deadly shooting of a Georgia police officer outside the Alamo Police Department.(Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation via CNN)

Officials did not immediately say what prompted the shooting in Wheeler County, about 90 miles southeast of Macon.

The GBI says Harrison was also a full-time Oconee Drug Task Force agent in nearby Dodge County.

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