Suspect charged for deadly birthday party shooting in Greenville

Greenville Police are investigating after a fight and shooting led to a death on Saturday morning.
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 8:00 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 10:58 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville Police Department announced that a suspect was charged for the deadly shooting that killed one person early Saturday morning

Officers said the suspect, Zaquez Jenkins, was charged with Murder, Breach of peace and Possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

According to officers, the incident began when a fight broke out around 12:30 a.m. at a birthday celebration at the Good Times Events venue on Liberty Lane.

Officials said the fight started inside between multiple people and continued to the parking lot, where gunshots were fired.

When police arrived at the scene, they said they found a large crowd and discovered that two men had been shot and another had been physically assaulted. Officers said they later learned that Jenkins was one of the men shot. However, he drove himself to the hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting victim was taken to the hospital by EMS but was later pronounced dead. The victim who was physically assaulted was also taken to the hospital by EMS for treatment.

The man who died at the hospital was identified as 26-year-old Daveion Lloyd Jackson by the Greenville County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone who attended the birthday party or has information related to the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME and may remain anonymous if you wish.

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