LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the deputy involved in a shooting at a Pine Bluff night club July 5.
Major Lafayette Woods said Wednesday the deputy involved was Investigator Randy Jackson, an eight-year veteran of the sheriff's office.
A man was reportedly shot in the chest just after 3:30 a.m. at Swann's Bar and Lounge. He was transported to Jefferson Regional Medical Center and as of Wednesday is stable.
Monday, Maj. Woods said they're still trying to figure out whether the deputy was on duty. "He's in a specialized division so it wouldn't be unusual for him to be out at that time," Woods said. "Some of the questions we have in terms of whether or not he was on duty, what type of materials he was wearing, if he had a duty weapon versus a personal-owned gun we have not made that determination yet."
The victim is still recovering in ICU and the deputy is on paid administrative leave. The case now goes before Jefferson County prosecutor Kyle Hunter to decide if charges will be filed.
The responding officer detailed in a police report released Wednesday that the security guard said two men exchanged words inside the club, and he forced both of them to leave. The security guard said he saw one man drive away. When the guard was back inside, he reportedly heard a gunshot.
The report details that when the security guard went back outside, he saw a man on the ground.
According to a supplemental police report, Jackson was taken into custody at his apartment.