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Preliminary hearing for accused killer in downtown fatal shooting reset

March 27th, 2014 12:03 pm by Staff Report

Preliminary hearing for accused killer in downtown fatal shooting reset

Assistant Public Defender Phillip Ratliff speaks with Jamarcus Jackson during Jackson's arraignment Monday. Ratliff was appointed to represent Jackson by Judge Don Arnold. (Lee Talbert/Johnson City Press)

The preliminary hearing for a man charged in a deadly downtown shooting was scheduled for Thursday but now will be held next week.

Jamarcus Lavelle Jackson, 24, 1211 King Springs Road — charged with second-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana — will be back in court April 1 at 1:30 p.m.

Jackson was arrested early Sunday morning after Johnson City police responded around 3 a.m. to a shooting in the Cherry Street Parking lot.

He is accused of shooting and killing DeShaun Wesley Greer, 24, 1412 East Cedar St., Bristol, Va., and trying to kill Jamison Lewis Greer, 20, same address.

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 the “reckless activity of discharging a firearm” that resulted in an injury to Jonathan McInturff, 27, 944 Larry Mills Lane, No. 1, Kingsport.

Court documents said DeShaun Greer was shot in his chest and lower back area, while Jamison Greer had wounds to his upper back and shoulder area.

Jackson remains jailed on a $201,000 bond.

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