Man arrested for allegedly shooting man seen with his ex-girlfriend

Published 3:12 pm Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A man has been arrested following a shooting in Valley on Nov. 30.

On Tuesday, Valley police officers arrested Gartavis Roshade Jackson, 30, of Valley on charges of attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

According to a press release from the Valley Police Department, officers received an anonymous call saying that Jackson was seen in the area surrounding 63rd Street in Valley. When they arrived at the location, officers observed Jackson riding in a vehicle on Cleveland Road. They stopped the vehicle and arrested Jackson without incident.

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The arrest comes four days after officers were called to the 100 block of Greenberry Circle where Jackson allegedly shot Maurice Clark one time in the shoulder.

A press release from the initial incident said that Clark told officers that he was sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle talking to a female when someone started tapping on the window. When he turned around, Clark told police he saw a black male in his mid-thirties with dreadlocks and a brown jacket pointing a pistol at him. Clark said that he moved to shield the female when the suspect fired approximately three shots into the vehicle, striking Clark once in the shoulder.

Clark told officers that he did not know the suspect but that he had seen him before and knew that he went by the name “Tae.” Police were able to identify the suspect after a preliminary investigation, which also revealed that the shooting was probably not random.

“The shooter was the ex-boyfriend of the female who was in the vehicle,” Valley Major Mike Reynolds said. “The detectives followed up by showing the victim a photo lineup and he identified Jackson.”

The exact condition of Clark has not been released but Reynolds said the injury he sustained was non-fatal.

Jackson was brought to the VPD for questioning, processed and then transported to the Chambers County Detention Facility.