Man Arrested for Murder of Walmart LP Agent
On April 12 at 1:30 p.m., Boaz Anthony Fordyce, 37, was arrested for the murder
of JD Ferguson, the 25-year-old loss prevention officer killed at Walmart in
Lilburn on April 10, 2016. Fordyce was arrested in unincorporated DeKalb County.
On April 10, a man was seen trying to leave the Lawrenceville Highway Walmart
with three flat screen televisions for which he had not paid. Ferguson and
another Walmart employee tried to detain the suspect as the suspect attempted to
exit the store. A struggle ensued, and the suspect produced a pistol and fired
at least one round that struck and killed Ferguson. The suspect then fled the
Lilburn Police were able to identify the suspect as Fordyce through multiple
tips from the public. These tips were then corroborated and further
investigation lead to the issuance of warrants for the arrest of Fordyce. These
warrants were signed and sealed at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12.
To locate Fordyce, Lilburn investigators followed leads to the Doraville area of
unincorporated DeKalb County, when they learned that Fordyce was in a business
not far from them. The DeKalb County Police were contacted, met with the Lilburn
investigators, and Fordyce was taken into custody without incident.
Fordyce is currently in the Gwinnett County Detention Center and is charged with
one count of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, and one count of
felony theft by shoplifting.
Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley wants to thank the hundreds of citizens who
responded to the media’s coverage of this story. Without this coverage and the
tremendous number of tips that were provided to the investigators, this case
would have been much more difficult to solve.
Donations are currently being accepted
to help the family of:
100% of your donations go
directly to the family.
Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund, administered by The Loss Prevention
Foundation (LPF) is currently accepting donations for the family of
J.D. Ferguson. Jaseramie Dion Ferguson, 25 was shot and later lost
his life while trying to apprehend a suspected shoplifter. He leaves
behind a wife and three children under the age of 3.
Unlike ‘Go Fund Me’ donations, 100% of the funds collected by LPBF,
go to the family.
On behalf of the LP/AP community and the LP Benevolent Fund
Committee, we would like to send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers
to the Ferguson family at this difficult time.
Let’s show the compassion and generosity of the loss
prevention/asset protection community by conducting a successful
fund raising campaign.