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Shaquille O'Neal contributes $5,000 to reward for information on accused cop-killer

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NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal has pledged $5,000 toward a $30,000 reward for an accused cop-killer.

The Georgia police officer succumbed to his injuries on Monday night after being shot on Thursday during a call for a domestic dispute.

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O'Neal on Saturday pledged $5,000 as a reward for information on the whereabouts of the shooting suspect.

Authorities are seeking the whereabouts of suspect Jordan Jackson in connection with an attack on Henry County Police Officer Paramhans Desai, who was shot while responding to a domestic dispute in McDonough.

During the call, Jackson, 22, reportedly shot Desai several times and fled the scene.

Desai was rushed to an area hospital and admitted in critical but stable condition, but succumbed to his injuries on Monday night.

He leaves behind a wife and two young children.

A media release from the Henry County Police Department stated:

It is with a saddened and heavy heart that the Henry County Law Enforcement Family along with Henry County Government announce the passing of Police Officer Paramhans Desai. Officer Desai succumbed to his injuries with his family by his side today at approximately 9:55 p.m. Officer Desai is survived by his wife and two young children. Officer Desai continues to serve, even in his passing, by donating multiple organs which will save numerous lives. Please continue to keep Officer Desai's family in your thoughts and prayers through this terrible tragedy. Funeral arrangements will be released at a later date.

Earlier on Monday, authorities vowed to capture Jackson from "whatever hole" he decided to crawl into in order to evade capture.

Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett told reporters on Monday, "Let me be crystal clear: We certainly will not tolerate any individual, regardless of who you are, coming to what we consider to be God's country of Henry County and harming any of our police officers in any kind of way."

"So Mr. Jackson, whatever hole you're in, I assure you we're coming to find you, we will place you in custody and we will bring you to justice," Scandrett vowed.

Authorities said that Jackson is believed to be armed and dangerous and to be traveling in a 2016 white Honda Civic with Georgia plates.

He is wanted for aggravated assault on a police officer.

The 38-year-old police officer — a former Georgia corrections officer and 17-year law enforcement vet — joined the department over the past year.

Before the officer's passing, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) tweeted on Saturday that Desai "remains in critical condition & continues to fight for his life."

"Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers," Kemp added.

He continued, "The suspect, 22-year-old Jordan Jackson, is still at large. Henry Co. PD is requesting assistance from the public to report information or possible sightings of Jackson immediately. A $30,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Jordan Jackson."

Anyone with information regarding the incident or Jackson's whereabouts are asked to call Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at (404) 577-TIPS.

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