TPD arrests man in Crescent Hills Drive shooting

TPD investigating shooting near Crescent Hills Drive
TPD arrests man in Crescent Hills Drive shooting
TPD arrests man in Crescent Hills Drive shooting
Posted at 8:30 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 17:05:13-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -  The Tallahassee Police Department have arrested the man in connection to the Crescent Hills Drive shooting on Sept. 2, that left him and another man shot. 

Durand Jackson, 30, was arrested by the Tallahassee Police Department on Friday. 

On Sept. 2, officers responded to the 1400 block of Crescent Hills Drive for a 911 call regarding a shooting.   

The victim called 911 and reported her ex-husband, Jackson, came to her home with a gun.   

When officers arrived on scene, they found Jackson in a car, backed into the driveway.    

Officers said Jackson was shot once in the pelvis area and had a .40 caliber handgun in his lap.  

He was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital emergency room and was taken into surgery with his injury being described as life-threatening. 

Officers found the boyfriend inside the home with a gunshot wound in the thigh. He was also taken to TMHER by ambulance. 

While talking with officers, the victim said Jackson was calling and texting her the day before.  

She said he then came to her home and she tried to get him to leave. The victim stated her boyfriend spoke to Jackson and convinced him to leave. 

According to the victim, Jackson texted he would return to the home, but later texted an apology for his actions, claiming he was drunk. 

After midnight, the victim was woken up by banging on the front door and the door bell ringing.   

Her boyfriend answered the door and spoke to Jackson on the front porch. She overheard Jackson telling her boyfriend to leave the home. 

The victim then heard her boyfriend ask Jackson to "put the gun away and fight like a man."  

When the victim opened the door to speak with Jackson, her boyfriend asked her to go back inside and close the door.  

She told officers she saw Jackson with a handgun, which she knew belonged to him, and saw him raise it during the argument with her boyfriend. 

The victim explained the door was shut when she heard gunshots. She retreated into the bathroom, locked the door, and called 911. 

She told officers that she never saw her boyfriend with a gun. 

When officers talked with the victim's boyfriend, who was released from the hospital, he said he did pull out a .45 caliber handgun to defend him and the victim.  

He stated Jackson then fired three or four gunshots. He told officers he was shot once in the left thigh, before shooting back at Jackson one time while backing into the home, trying to shut the door.  

The police report states, Jackson continued to shoot as the door was closing shut.  

Officers state Jackson is still currently under the care of TMH. 

A check of criminal history for Jackson showed he is a convicted felon, who was convicted of aggravated assault in Pennsylvania in 2005.   

Based on the statements and evidence provided, Jackson is being charged with attempted second degree homicide and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating an early Sunday morning shooting where two people were shot. 

TPD responded to a shooting at about 1:59 a.m. Sunday that occurred near the 1400 block of Crescent Hills Drive. 

When officers arrived, they found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. 

TPD says both victims were taken to a local hospital and are in stable condition. 

If you have any information about the shooting, please call TPD at 850-891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.