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Three indicted in Christmas Eve 2008 shooting

From Staff Reports

Three people have been indicted on charges related to a Christmas Eve 2008 shooting death.

Jaquez Byron Jones, Jamil Hashim Weaver, II, and Rueben L. Hardy, all face charges of malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault in the death of 22-year-old Noel Jamal Douglas, according to an indictment handed down by a Clayton County grand jury Wednesday.

Jones faces additional charges of possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, stemming from the incident.

Jones and Weaver also face charges of making terroristic threats related to a Dec. 17, 2008 incident involving Douglas, according to the indictment. Weaver faces an aggravated assault charge from that date as well.

According to an application for Weaver's arrest, filed by Clayton County Police, Weaver pointed a gun at Douglas and his father, also listed as Noel Douglas, during a verbal altercation on Dec. 17, 2008.

According to police, Noel Jamal Douglas was shot on Dec. 24, 2008 at 1:30 a.m., in front of a home on Misty Meadows Cove, in Hampton. Earlier in the evening, he had attended a Christmas Eve party at a house down the street from the site of the shooting.

After the shooting, his friends reportedly attempted to transport him by car to a hospital. They were intercepted by Clayton County Police and emergency responders, who planned to provide medical assistance, but he had died.