2nd Cook Out shooting suspect turns himself in, 1 more wanted

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Bond has been denied for one person arrested in connection to a shooting at Cook Out in which six people were shot.

Fredrick Smith-Jackson, 18, of Spartanburg, was arrested and charged with five counts of assault/attempted murder, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a weapon under age.

He was denied bond in a hearing Friday. The solicitor’s office says he was in a gang.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, Jarcoby Geter, 16, turned himself in on Friday, October 19 at about 5:30 p.m. 

Geter is charged with possession of a weapon under age, possession of a stolen weapon, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and assault/attempted murder.

Erika Shoolbred with Spartanburg Dist. 7 says Jarcoby Geter is Spartanburg High School student who was assigned to the Virtual School (online courses) which is part of a program at Whitlock Flexible Learning Center.

Geter has been booked into the Spartanburg County Detention Center. 

ONE OTHER SUSPECT

Police said another suspect has been identified and charged.

Trevor Lamont Gist, 18 (left), Jarcoby Tramon Geter, 16 (middle), Fredrick Lee Smith Jackson, 18 (right)

Trevor Lamont Gist, 18, has not been arrested yet.

Gist is charged with possession of a stolen weapon and accessory after the fact to commit murder.

Trevor Gist dropped out of Spartanburg High School last November, according to Shoolbred.

THE SHOOTING

Spartanburg Police Department said police found two males and one female shot when responded to the restaurant on John B. White Sr. Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

The three victims were taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for treatment. Other shooting victims also went to the hospital.

Police said a total of six people — ranging in age from 16 to 24 years old — were hurt in the shooting. All have since been released from the hospital.

Most of the victims were innocent bystanders and some were students of either Dorman and Spartanburg High schools, according to police.

“Six people were shot, and we’re so fortunate and blessed that no one lost their life,” Major Art Littlejohn told 7News on Thursday. “We’re also fortunate that the injuries were not life-threatening.”

Littlejohn said someone randomly shot at one individual without any care for other people nearby. “We think that the crime and the importance of that incident should allow us to charge that person as an adult.”

Littlejohn said stolen guns were used during the incident. A motive is unknown at this time.

Police urge the wanted teens to turn themselves in.

“They [suspects] have family members, they have friends and so if those family members and friends could have conversations with them and say, you know, please turn yourself in, it would be a lot easier than us going to look for them for it to end up in a confrontation,” said Major Littlejohn. 

Area schools have also worked with the police department to interview students.

“We are extremely thankful that this incident did not result in the loss of life. We must continue to remember the victims of this incident and their families,” Spartanburg Police Chief Alonzo Thompson said. “We also recognize that without the cooperation of the Spartanburg community, we could not have identified the responsible parties. We are appreciative of the many officers from our department as well as those from the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office that worked tirelessly in their response and investigation of this unnecessary and tragic incident.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gist is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC, or call the Spartanburg Police Department at 864-596-2065.

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