Teen wanted in quadruple Fla. shooting arrested in Winston-Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A teenage fugitive accused of shooting four people in Florida was arrested Monday morning in Winston-Salem.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, 19-year-old Brandon Rashad Jones was arrested around 10 a.m. in the 800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Officials say a task force was setting up surveillance when Jones “walked out of the building into the parking lot where he was positively identified.”
“Investigators moved in to execute the arrest and — after a brief foot pursuit — Jones was taken into custody,” officials said in a news release.
The suspect was wanted on four counts of attempted first-degree premeditated murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
On Dec. 24, 2012, Jones was involved in a physical altercation before he allegedly used an “assault-type weapon” to shoot four people in Brevard County, Fla., officials said.
According to floridatoday.com, the suspect fired several rounds from a shotgun during a “confrontation over an ex-girlfriend.”
The intended target, a 19-year-old male, was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries. A 15-year-old victim was also taken to the hospital. Two women were hit by shell fragments, but they were not seriously injured, Florida Today reports.
Jones is being held in the Forsyth County Jail without bond pending extradition back to Fla.
His mugshot was not available.
No other information was provided.