The New Hampshire Union Leader reported late Friday night that a 20-year-old African American identified as Terrence Jackson was the victim of a Friday morning shooting. Jackson is also known as Shawn, but is best known by his nickname, “Big,” for his 300-pound frame, the Union Leader said.
Manchester Police responded to 145 Orange Street Friday morning for a reported shooting shortly before 6:30 a.m. Upon arrival, officers found Jackson suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the face. The original story can be read here.
Jackson had been transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries and officers remained on the scene. Manchester Police said in a press release the investigation is on-going.
The following information was obtained from an article that Kathryn Marchoki, of the Union Leader wrote: Neighbors said Jackson was shot in the face when he opened the door to his Orange Street apartment Friday morning, then stumbled down the hallway and collapsed on his front steps while calling for help.
Police said that Jackson was out of surgery by early evening and is expected to survive. Investigators were waiting to speak with him Friday night, the Union Leader said.
Police told the Union Leader Friday night no one was in custody and they had no suspects. They added they could not comment on motive and the investigation is ongoing.
Neighbors told the Union Leader the area is known for heavy illicit drug activity, describing a constant stream of visitors coming and going to the first-floor apartment as well as frequent fights on the street.
The Union Leader reported the apartment where the shooting occurred is leased to Tony Watkins. Watkins has been in New York visiting family for about three weeks, according to a neighbor. Jackson had been living in the apartment across the street when he had a “falling out” with his roommate and moved into Watkins’ apartment about three weeks ago, neighbors told the Union Leader.
Reportedly, after the shooting, police warned Jackson’s former roommate his safety was in jeopardy, according to several neighbors, the Union Leader stated.
One neighbor said she heard someone threatening Jackson Wednesday, saying she heard a couple of young guys downstairs arguing and that it sounded like they were threatening him, the Union Leader said.
The neighbor added that she was unnerved when she recently learned Jackson was living in the same apartment where convicted killer and Czech national Vaclav Plch stabbed Manchester mother Mary Stetson, 40, to death and dismembered her body in July 1999, the Union Leader stated. A link to that story was provided by the Union Leader: Nov. 15, 2000: Plch convicted of murder, sentenced to life in prison.
The Union Leader said at least 20 police uniformed and plainclothes police officers and canine units were in the building and refused to let occupants leave for at least two hours.
Sources: Manchester Police Department
New Hampshire Union Leader
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