Special Photo: Dwayne Antonio Jackson, 42, of Rex, Ga., appeared Friday before Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Martin Jones, charged with aggravated assault, and receipt and possession, or transfer of a firearm, by a convicted felon.
A Clayton County man, on parole from the Georgia Department of Corrections for murder, has been arrested on charges in connection with a shooting this week in Henry County.
Dwayne Antonio Jackson, 42, of Rex, Ga., appeared Friday before Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Martin Jones, charged with aggravated assault, and receipt and possession, or transfer of a firearm, by a convicted felon. A Henry County Superior Court bond only is required, and Jackson is scheduled to have a bail hearing in October, said Detective R. Gardner.
Police arrested the lawn care worker following an incident at the Commodore Apartments, at 13 Brannan St., in McDonough. Reports of shots being fired at the address on Wednesday, came in at 12:10 a.m. When police arrived on the scene, Lt. C. Callahan, was told a man had been shot and a witness led Callahan to the parking lot between the C and D buildings, according to the police report.
"...A male was lying face down in the parking lot at the north end," according to the report. The victim was only wearing colored shorts.
"The male appeared to be [lying] in a pool of blood...Callahan saw that the male was breathing and attempted to speak with the male," added the report.
The man on the ground spoke to the lieutenant in Spanish. The witness worked with police to get the victim to tell them who shot him. "The victim would only advise that it had been a black male," according to the report. "...a white Chevrolet Impala, possibly occupied by a black male and [an] Hispanic female, had been in front of the victim's residence..." police said. The victim was shot in the neck and air lifted to Grady hospital, according to police.
"A young lady and a male were at the apartments when an argument ensued between them," said McDonough Police Chief, Preston Dorsey. "He allegedly followed her outside to a car."
Police identified the man inside the car waiting for the woman, as Dwayne Jackson. He has also be named as the gunman. Jackson has been arrested on numerous other charges, including murder in 1991, according to records from the Georgia Department of Corrections. He was out on parole when the shooting incident took place.
"This case would not have been solved had it not been for witnesses in the area that came forward and cooperated with the investigation," said Chief Dorsey.
"This was team effort by our uniform patrol, Criminal Investigation Division, and Special Operation unit, they got on the information about the case quickly and within 15 hours of the incident we had a suspect in custody."