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Update: Police charge convicted felon with murder, attempted murder in downtown Johnson City shooting

March 23rd, 2014 9:04 am by Staff Report

Update: Police charge convicted felon with murder, attempted murder in downtown Johnson City shooting

Jamarcus L. Jackson (WCDC booking photo)

Police charged a Johnson City man with killing one man and wounding another in a downtown parking lot early Sunday morning.

Jamarcus Lavelle Jackson, 24, 1211 King Springs Road, was accused of killing DeShaun Wesley Greer, 24, 1412 East Cedar St., Bristol, Va., and trying to kill Jamison Lewis Greer, 20, also of 1412 East Cedar St., Bristol, Va., in the Cherry Street parking lot off State of Franklin Road about 3 a.m. Sunday. A Jonesborough man and a Kingsport man also were injured in the incident.

Jackson, who was on probation for a 2009 robbery conviction, was charged with second-degree murder in DeShaun Greer's death and attempted second-degree murder in Jamison Greer's shooting.

Police said Jackson fired numerous gunshots in the parking lot, and two other men were injured. He was charged with aggravated assault for "inflicting injury with a deadly weapon" on Zachary Breedlove, 23, 159 Alfalfa Lane, Jonesborough, and with reckless endangerment for "reckless activity of discharging a firearm" that resulted in an injury to Jonathan McInturff, 27, 944 Larry Mills Lane, No. 1, Kingsport.

Police said found a large crowd in a "commotion" in the lot along State of Franklin Road, and after "restoring peace" police found two men in the lot had been shot. Meanwhile, bystanders had detained Jackson.

Jackson also was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon for previous felony convictions in Tennessee. When he was arrested, Jackson was found with marijuana and charged with simple possession, police said.

Jackson was taken to the Washington County Detention Center and held on $200,000 bond. He was set to appear Monday in Sessions Court.

Jackson was on probation after receiving a six-year sentence from a 2009 aggravated assault case. He was one of four people arrested in May 2009 after Amanda Silvers told police she gave Jackson and others a ride from Arrowood Apartments to a gas station.

During that trip, the woman said one of the men started going through her purse while one of the others pointed a handgun at her head. Silvers told police that she was being followed by another vehicle occupied by two women she knew and the vehicle pulled in front of her in the 1200 block of East Eighth Avenue. One of the women assaulted Silvers from outside her car, according to police records.

Jackson also faced aggravated assault charges from an April 2010 incident, but was never convicted because the victims refused to cooperate with prosecutors. Jackson was captured in Georgia after landing on Tennessee's Most Wanted list on an attempted murder charge from an April 14, 2010, shooting at apartments in South Johnson City. He was charged with shooting Keith Maurice Crawford, 22, 611 Well St., Elizabethton. According to police reports, Jackson shot Crawford in the leg and abdomen at Jackson’s sister’s home at 34 Town Square. Investigators allege the shooting was in retaliation for Crawford’s alleged assault of Jackson's sister, Jalesa Harris, who was Crawford’s girlfriend. Harris also was charged in the 2009 robbery case.

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One of two men shot early Sunday morning in the Cherry Street parking lot in downtown Johnson City died from his wounds, and police were holding a person of interest in the case.

Police said found a large crowd in a "commotion" in the lot along State of Franklin Road, and after "restoring peace" police found two men in the lot had been shot, police said in a news release. Meanwhile, bystanders had detained a third man identified as being involved in the shooting.

"At this time, the Johnson City Police Department is able to confirm that there was a shooting at the Cherry Street parking lot and that we have multiple victims with at least one dying from the wounds suffered from the shooting," police said in the release.

Investigators were interviewing witnesses and the person of interest.

No names had been released. Police expected to release more information later Sunday.

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