Shoot­ing vic­tim

Other vic­tims re­cov­er­ing at hos­pi­tals, hold­ing steady

The Covington News - - Front Page - By Am­ber Pittman

The de­ceased vic­tim of Tues­day night’s shoot­ing has been iden­ti­fied as 20-year-old Jerome Glover – the cause of death listed fol­low­ing his au­topsy was mul­ti­ple gun­shot wounds.

Ac­cord­ing to Cov­ing­ton Po­lice de­tec­tive D.J. Seals, one vic­tim has been re­leased from the hospi­tal and the other two, while still hos­pi­tal­ized, are cur­rently hold­ing steady. One man is at Grady Hospi­tal and the other is cur­rently at At­lanta Med­i­cal.

“As th­ese folks get bet­ter we are go­ing to be in­ter­view­ing them in depth,” said Seals. “They are the only ones that can tell us what re­ally hap­pened. Thus far, the one vic­tim we have talked with as well as other wit­nesses have all been very help­ful.”

The two men still hos­pi­tal­ized have yet to be in­ter­viewed. Seals said they spoke with them briefly on the night of the shoot­ing but their main con­cern was get­ting all of the vic­tims the med­i­cal at­ten­tion they needed and were more fo­cused on that then on ques­tion­ing them. Also, their wounds and the or­deal they had just been through caused all vic­tims to be in ex­treme dis­tress, caus­ing de­tec­tives to worry more about their health then state­ments at that time.

The ac­cused shooter, 18-year-old Ja­maal Prid­gett, re­mains in the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter, cur­rently charged with mal­ice mur­der as well as four counts each of armed rob­bery and ag­gra­vated as­sault.

De­tec­tives ask that any­one with in­for­ma­tion on this case con­tact them at (770) 786-7605. Callers can re­main anony­mous. Tips may also be left at www.cov­ing­ton­po­lice.com.

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