Cross-dress­ing sus­pected car­jacker gets into shootout

The Sun News (Sunday) - - Local & Sports - BY DAVID WETZEL dwet­[email protected]­sun­news.com

A car­jack­ing in Ge­orge­town led to a shootout be­tween a Boost Mo­bile sales clerk and a man dressed as a woman in Columbia on Fri­day night, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The Ge­orge­town Po­lice De­part­ment re­sponded to a car­jack­ing re­ported at the Wal­greens lo­cated at 1098 North Fraser Street, ac­cord­ing to a Face­book post by the de­part­ment. The vic­tim told po­lice that an un­known fe­male opened the pas­sen­ger side door of her 2014 Chevro­let Ta­hoe, pre­sented a gun and or­dered her to exit the ve­hi­cle, the post says. The vic­tim got out of the SUV and went into the Wal­greens to seek help as the sus­pect drove off, the post states.

Wit­nesses told po­lice that an­other ve­hi­cle, de­scribed as a black Nis­san, driven by a male had dropped off the fe­male sus­pect and last was seen fol­low­ing the Ta­hoe, ac­cord­ing to the post.

Ge­orge­town po­lice re­ported Sat­ur­day morn­ing that at ap­prox­i­mately 8:30 p.m. Fri­day a male driv­ing a black Nis­san Max­ima en­tered the Boost Mo­bile lo­cated on Bush River Road in Columbia and at­tempted to rob the sales clerk, the post states. In re­sponse, the clerk pulled out a hand­gun and shot the male sus­pect, who was dressed as a woman wear­ing a wig, start­ing a gun fight be­tween the two that re­sulted in the sus­pect flee­ing the store, ac­cord­ing to the post.

The sus­pect drove to a Sunoco gas sta­tion, where he was picked up by the fe­male sus­pect who was driv­ing the stolen Ta­hoe, the post states. The fe­male sus­pect, iden­ti­fied as Nau­tica Mor­gan, drove the male sus­pect, iden­ti­fied as Demetrius Lamar Jack­son, to Pal­metto Rich­land Hos­pi­tal in Rich­land County, where he was treated for gun­shot wounds to the stom­ach and is in sta­ble con­di­tion, ac­cord­ing to the post.

Po­lice re­cov­ered both ve­hi­cles and were pre­par­ing ar­rest war­rants for both sus­pects while the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues, the post said.

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