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Man Charged In Connection To Shooting
Aquil Giovonni Jackson
Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Man Charged In Connection To Shooting

35-year-old Aquil Giovonni Jackson of Sentry Lane in Lincolnton was arrested Tuesday (May 31) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with attempted first-degree murder.

At approximately 9:15 p.m. Monday (May 30) Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a shooting on Sun Valley Trail in Lincolnton. Deputies arrived to find the victim with a single gunshot wound to the lower left leg. During the investigation detectives discovered that the shooting was the result of a planned robbery.

The victim was brought to the Sun Valley Trail location and was immediately confronted by four or five individuals. Two of those people were armed with handguns. The victim was physically assaulted, robbed and shot in the lower left leg before the group left the scene. He was treated at the scene by deputies and EMS then transported to an area hospital where he underwent surgery. The victim is expected to recover.

Detectives identified the shooter as Aquil Giovonni Jackson. He was taken into custody and charged then placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for June 16.

Detectives have multiple suspects identified in the case and more charges are expected. Anyone who has information on the case can contact Detective Hendrix at 828-455-6762, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.