Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Shooting Incident

Daniel Prince

Suspect walked through Monarch school parking lot prior to arrest

Tuesday morning just past 8 a.m., Deputy Michael Merriett responded to a report of a shooting incident on Hancock Street. Dispatch advised that a black male wearing all black was observed running from the area just after three shots were heard. While he was on the way, School Resource Officer Fowler advised via radio that he saw a subject matching the description given walking through the parking lot of Monarch Elementary School. Cpl. Stanley advised over the radio that he saw a black male shove Fowler and flee the area as he entered the parking lot. County units responded to the area to search for the suspect. Merriett spoke to a witness on Harris Street who stated he saw a man matching the description of the subject run between two houses and enter the wood line near his property. Just prior to seeing the man, he said he heard three gunshots, followed by a scream. Investigator Woods canvassed the neighborhood and gathered witness information. Investigator Belue responded to a call about a vehicle being shot, which was related to this incident.

City units advised via radio they found a male subject fitting the description walking near Lowe Street. County units responded to the location and confirmed the subject. The subject was identified as Jy’Quarious Hall. Hall was arrested and read his Miranda Warning. He stated he had just left his girlfriend’s house and was walking back home and had done nothing wrong. Upon being searched, a small black baggie containing a green leafy substance was found in his pocket. Hall admitted it was marijuana and that the baggie was his. Hall was transported to the sheriff’s office, where he was tested for gun shot residue and questioned by Captain Scott Coffer. He was transported to Union County Jail.

During the investigation, Merriett found that a man was the victim of attempted murder, and a woman was a victim of malicious personal property damage to her vehicle. Hall is charged with attempted murder, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, malicious damage to personal property, and unlawful possession of a pistol.

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