Investigator's name released in deputy-involved shooting
PINE BLUFF (KATV) —
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a criminal investigator involved in a shooting last weekend.
Randy Jackson, an 8-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, was placed on paid administrative leave after a shooting that occurred at Swann's Bar and Grill in Pine Bluff early Saturday morning.
Dedric Jones, 36, suffered a single gunshot to the chest and was taken to a local hospital.
Maj. Lafayette Woods, spokesman for the sheriff's office, released the following statement about the investigation:
"While this incident, as depicted by some because of speculation and/or their lack of knowledge of the incident certainly raises questions about the response of our investigator, it would be premature to draw any conclusions prior to the completion of an internal investigation. There are a number of witness statements, along with other evidence that will be evaluated as this internal investigation progresses. Until the completion of this investigation, it would be counter-productive to publicly discuss any further aspects of this case or draw any conclusions until this incident has been fully vetted. Likewise, a separate criminal investigation has been conducted and the case file has since been forwarded to the Jefferson County Prosecutor, who after review of the file will determine if the evidence presented warrants the formal filing of any criminal charges against Investigator Jackson. Per protocol, Investigator Jackson will remain on paid Administrative Leave pending the completion of a full administrative review by our agency's Internal Affairs Division into his actions at Swann's Bar & Grill on Saturday, July 5, 2014".
Dedric Jones is listed in stable condition at a Pine Bluff hospital.
Channel 7 News reporter Jordan Bontke talked to the family of Dedric Jones on Tuesday. Learn more about their reaction to the shooting in his report.