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Police seek pictures or video at Club Jackson's from night of shooting

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Posted: November 7, 2007 3:59 p.m.
Updated: November 22, 2007 5:01 a.m.
    If anyone has pictures or video of incidents surrounding a shooting murder Oct. 27 at Club Jackson's, the police want to see them.
    Julius Issac McReynolds, 19, Hephzibah, died shortly after the 11:30 p.m. shooting, said Statesboro Police Captain L.C. Williams.  A couple days later, Thomas Lee Jones Jr., 21, Lyons, was arrested for murder and other charges relating to the shooting death, he said.
    But the investigation continues and further arrests are possible, he said. And police hope citizens who were attending the "Hip-Hop Night" events that evening who may have taken video or photos will step forward and share those, he said.
    "Confidentiality will be maintained," he said. "Anyone having any photos or video taken at Club Jackson on the night of the murder is requested to contact Det. Terry Briley at the Statesboro Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at (912) 764-9911."
    The homicide is the second in five years that occurred at the location and the third shooting incident within that period,  Williams said. Jackson's was formerly known as Legend's Bar and Grill, and was owned by Statesboro City Councilman Will Britt.
    Britt said he is no longer affiliated with the club, but his  brother owns the property. Britt was at the scene talking to a police officer on patrol and to club owner Maurice Jackson when the shooting occurred, he said.
    On Sept. 8, 2002, a man was killed in a shooting at Club Legend. On Oct. 2, 2005, Georgia Southern University basketball players were injured in a shooting incident. Williams said police reports show that a man filed a report in April stating he was seriously injured while trying to break up a fight at Club Jackson's.
    Williams said a fight originated inside the club, and after the offenders were made to leave, the altercation escalated outside and culminated with shots being fired.
    McReynolds was struck in the ankle, leg and back, and ran to the driveway of Apex, an adjacent club on Old Register Road, where he collapsed. He later died of the back wound, according to an autopsy, Williams said.
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