Decatur County murder suspect captured in Donalsonville

Jamel Christopher Jackson

Early Monday morning, July 1, around 2 a.m., Decatur County E911 dispatched Bainbridge Public Safety (BPS) officers to the Emergency Room of Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge in reference to a person shot.

According to BPS Investigator Chip Nix, a card game at a residence on Dennard Street in Bainbridge turned into an altercation, resulting in the shooting of Leon Monroe Chandler, 34. The shooter, who fled the scene, was identified as Jamel Christopher Jackson, 48 and was considered armed and dangerous.

At approximately 4:23 p.m. that afternoon (July 1) the Donalsonville Police Department  (DPD) received information from Seminole County E911 that Jackson, the murder suspect wanted in Bainbridge, was believed to be inside a local business in Donalsonville. DPD officers Sgt. David Brunson, Lt. Greg Long and Officer Tyler Hickman responded to investigate.

Upon arrival at the business, the officers entered, identified Jackson and quickly took the suspect into custody without incident. Jackson was transported to the Seminole County Jail and later picked up by Bainbridge Public Safety Investigators and taken to the Decatur  County Jail.

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