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http://www.statesboroherald.com/news/article/6378/

A 19-year-old Augusta man was shot and killed late Saturday night at Jackson's in Statesboro. A night spot, Jackson's was formerly known as Legends.

Statesboro have not released the name of the victim and said they have no information beyond that detectives are questioning witnesses and gathering facts.

It is the third shooting at the Jackson's site since 2002 and the second homicide. A man was killed after a concert at Legends in September 2002 and two Georgia Southern basketball players were wounded in an October 2005 shooting.

Look for more details as they become available.
 

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Blog about it, sorta:

http://community.statesboroherald.com/blogs/detail/1470/

UNBELIEVABLE! Another crime at Legends! What is going to be done about places like that? Are we just going to sit back and wait for college student after college student to be injured or, as in Saturday night's case, killed? It would be nice to think that there are those out there who care enough about providing that type of useless atmosphere for our young people. But, unfortunately, there are those opportunists who love sucking the life blood right out of the folks that find themselves there. Isn't it VERY INTERESTING that one of those opportunists, COUNCILMAN WILL BRITT, would find himself at Legends at the exact time of the crime? After all, Mr. Britt claims to have no interest financially in any of his "previously" owned clubs. Maybe he was just there partying (I guess we could give him the benefit of the doubt) If that's the case, he's just the kind of guy we need to represent our city! Or maybe he was there because he actually DOES have a vested interest? That would explain his desperate need to be elected along with his buddies,Queen and Chance. That way he could get all the alcohol laws changed so that he could benefit financially from every college student that walks into and buys a drink in every establishment that he "has no vested interest in ". Either way it's a "lose,lose" Just food for thought.
 
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I guess somebody forgot to tell him it was a gun free zone?

What makes this funny is it is a double gun free zone. This property is sided by the campus on 3 sides. To the left is the campus fueling station, right is the RAC, Straight ahead is the Aux Warehouse.
 

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Ths story has been updated.

He said he wishes the Statesboro Police Department would allow off-duty law enforcement officers to work as security for such events.

"I don't care if I had to pay $50 an hour," he said. "I think it would be a deterrent," to crime.

Williams said Statesboro Police policy prohibits officers from working at establishments serving alcohol, and said most officers don't want the job anyway because they would have to deal with people who are intoxicated and disorderly.
The victim's body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Savannah where an autopsy revealed he died of the gunshot wound to the upper back, he said.
Williams said the investigation regarding the shooting continues, and asked that anyone with information regarding the shooting call Detective Terry Briley at (912) 764-1542 or 764-9911.
:shock: guess they haven't caught the BG yet.
 

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Williams said Statesboro Police policy prohibits officers from working at establishments serving alcohol, and said most officers don't want the job anyway because they would have to deal with people who are intoxicated and disorderly.[/quote]

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SigP229 said:
Williams said Statesboro Police policy prohibits officers from working at establishments serving alcohol, and said most officers don't want the job anyway because they would have to deal with people who are intoxicated and disorderly.

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Not only :?: to that, but also to:

Statesboro Police policy prohibits officers from working at establishments serving alcohol
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Basically, You can't defend yourself, and we're not gonna defend you either... We'll be glad to try and catch the guy that kills you though!
 

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http://www.statesboroherald.com/news/article/6403/

A Lyons man is behind bars, charged with shooting a Hephzibah man to death at a Statesboro night club, police said.
Thomas Lee Jones, 21, Lyons, was arrested early Wednesday, charged with the murder of Julius Issac McReynolds, 19, Hephzibah, said Statesboro Police Captain L.C. Williams.
Jones shot McReynolds Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. at Jackson's, a club on Old Register Road, formerly known as Legend's Bar and Grill, he said.
Maurice Jackson, who owns the establishment, had high praise for the Statesboro Police Department's quick response.
"I appreciate the action of the Statesboro Police Department," he said. "They have worked very diligently to get it done, and they have really done a good job."
Jones is charged with murder; aggravated assault; reckless conduct; discharge of a firearm on or near a public highway; discharge of a firearm on property of another; possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a deadly weapon at a public gathering, Williams said.
Jones also has several outstanding warrants in other counties and has a criminal history, including drug trafficking charges, he said.
McReynolds suffered three gunshot wounds  to the leg, ankle and back  but witnesses, including Jackson, said they heard more than six shots.
The murder is the second in five years at the location, Williams said. In September 2002, a man was killed by gunfire during an altercation.
And, an Oct. 2005 shooting left several Georgia Southern University basketball players injured, he said.
Jackson said he has had no major incidents of violence since he opened for business a year ago, save this most recent murder. Williams said, however, a man reported being injured in April at Jackson's when he tried to break up a fight. Reports regarding that incident state the male victim suffered a gash to the back of his head.
Jackson's was hosting "hip hop night" and a cookout Saturday. Jackson said he plans to review whether or not he will continue events that traditionally draw large, rowdy crowds.
Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt, who formerly owned Legend's, and whose brother still owns the property, was on the scene Saturday night when shots rang out. He said he was talking with Statesboro Police Lieutenant Anthony Gore, who stopped at Jackson's on routine patrol, when the shooting occurred.
Jackson put the place on lockdown when shots were fired. "Nobody goes in, nobody goes out," he said.
Autopsy reports revealed McReynolds died from the gunshot wound to his back, Williams said.
"The case is still under investigation, and further arrests are possible," he said.
Jones is currently being held in the Bulloch County Jail without bond, according to jail records.
Williams asks anyone with information regarding the shooting please call Detective Terry Briley at (912) 764-1542 or 764-9911. All calls will be confidential, he said.
 

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Jones is charged with murder; aggravated assault; reckless conduct; discharge of a firearm on or near a public highway; discharge of a firearm on property of another; possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a deadly weapon at a public gathering, Williams said.
That one was interesting. Hasn't it been said before that PG charge would be overlooked if other things happened as well?
 

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Jones is charged with murder; aggravated assault; reckless conduct; discharge of a firearm on or near a public highway; discharge of a firearm on property of another; possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a deadly weapon at a public gathering, Williams said.
That one was interesting. Hasn't it been said before that PG charge would be overlooked if other things happened as well?
Who said that? Our case law page right here on ths web site is jammed full of PG charges combined with other charges.
 

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Jones is charged with murder; aggravated assault; reckless conduct; discharge of a firearm on or near a public highway; discharge of a firearm on property of another; possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a deadly weapon at a public gathering, Williams said.
That one was interesting. Hasn't it been said before that PG charge would be overlooked if other things happened as well?
That all depends on the "other things". The more felonies that are committed means that fewer of the misdemeanors committed are usually listed on the charge.

However, if a criminal only committed 1 or 2 felonies, you can pretty much expect every misdemeanor charge they can find to be included as well.
 

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ptsmith24 said:
PG charges aren't just for those with GFLs? Seems like he would get charged with carrying a concealed weapon as well, assuming he didn't have a GFL.
PG charge is for anybody not listed as exempt on 16-11-130.

As for the GFL, I doubt it...
Jones also has several outstanding warrants in other counties and has a criminal history, including drug trafficking charges, he said.
More than the concealed charge (maybe he carried it in his hand) is that he carried without a license.
 

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If the bars were not off-limits, the gun-free zone is inapplicable, because you are conducting lawful business.
...unless you actually stepped foot on campus property.
 
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