Deputy Richard Joseph Daly
The suspect in the fatal shooting, 17-year-old Jonathan Bun, was captured Wednesday night.
RIVERDALE, Ga. -- After a six hour manhunt, a 17-year-old has been arrested in the shooting death of a Clayton County Sheriff's Department Deputy.
Jonathan Bun was captured at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Deputy Richard Joseph Daly was fatally shot hours earlier while trying to serve Bun a warrant for an unrelated aggravated assault charge near the intersection of East Fayetteville and Walker Roads in Riverdale. Investigators said Bun came out of a car shooting.
Several deputies chased Bun on foot. Daly was wounded during the chase and later died at Southern Regional Medical Center.
He was the first Clayton County law enforcement officer ever to be killed in the line of duty, according to Sheriff Kem Kimbrough.
Daly, whom colleagues called Rick, was a father, husband and veteran law enforcement officer.
"Rick was never without a smile on his face," Sheriff Kimbrough said. "He was happy about coming to work, I don't think I ever heard him complaining one single day. He just seemed happy to live life."
Bun was later captured in the Riverdale neighborhood where the shooting occurred. An ambulance took Bun to Southern Regional Medical Center with minor injuries from one of the police dogs that helped find him.
The teen's earlier aggravated assault charge was related to an armed robbery at Los Amigos Gifts and Things on Old Dixie Road in Forest Park on Jan. 27.