Suspect charged in connection to shooting incident on Aiken
An Aiken man was charged last Friday in connection with a shooting incident on Schroder Avenue, which left an 18-year-old hospitalized.
Tevin LaShawn Jackson, 19, of York Street, is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of contraband, according to jail records.
He is also on a hold for Cobb County, Georgia, records show.
On Dec. 17, Aiken Public Safety officers responded to the incident location in reference to a shooting victim being taken to a nearby hospital, according to the report.
Investigators spoke with a witness at the scene who claimed the shooting had occurred inside a vehicle, police reported.
The witness said the suspect had attempted to get into the back passenger seat of the vehicle, before going around and getting into the back seat on the driver’s side of the vehicle, the report states.
After a short conversation between the suspect and the victim, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, the suspect pulled out a pistol and fired it, hitting the victim in his facial area, according to the report.
The suspect then jumped out of the vehicle and fled the scene on foot, the report states.
Investigators at the scene reported seeing a spent shell casing, along with a bloody napkin, which the witness claimed to have thrown out of the car on the way to the hospital.
Officers searched the victim’s pants and found nearly $2,000 in cash. The victim’s phone was also missing from his person, investigators said.
A search of the victim’s vehicle led police to find a stolen Kel-Tec 9mm containing a magazine with four live rounds inside. The gun came back stolen from Aiken County, police reported.
On Dec. 19, investigators matched Jackson’s fingerprints to some lifted from the vehicle at the scene and issued warrants for his arrest, police reports stated.
Police issued warrants for Jackson on Dec. 21. He was arrested and taken to the Aiken County detention center, where he was still being held Wednesday afternoon.