K-9 officer catches Decatur murder suspect on the run

After attempting to flee arrest, a suspect wanted for murder and armed robbery was apprehended by a K-9 officer in a multi-jurisdictional effort with the DeKalb County Sherriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, Georgia state Patrol, U.S. Marshalls, Atlanta Police Department and Fulton County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit on March 24.

The suspect, 19-year-old Chris L. Jackson of Atlanta, was arrested at a Fairburn Road SW location in Atlanta. According to officials, as Jackson attempted to flee, he was subdued by a K-9 officer and then transported to a local hospital. At press time, information about Jackson’s condition was not available.

Police said weapons were also recovered during the arrest.

According to police reports, Jackson fatally shot 40-year-old Decatur resident Tarvies Thomas on Aug. 30 last year during an armed robbery on Belvedere Circle in Decatur.

Arrest warrants charge Jackson with felony murder and armed robbery.

Jackson was taken into custody and is scheduled to be transported to the DeKalb County Jail upon release from the hospital, stated officials.

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