Stray bullet strikes apartment occupied by mother and four children

22-year-old Jaykelvedteh Black was charged with five counts of reckless endangerment and damage of a mailbox/government property after he shot at mailboxes and a stray bullet hit an apartment with five people inside.

On August 31st, Officers Singleton, Stewart, Medlin, Webber, Catron, Buck, Perez-Rios, and Parsons responded to a shots fired call at Legends Park Apartment Complex. Two separate calls were placed from unknown complainants advising that a black male wearing a red hat, white tank top, and blue pants was shooting at mailboxes at the apartment complex. Officer Medlin saw a male, later identified as Jaykelvedteh Black, fitting the description near 982 Mosby Avenue crouched down by the mailboxes. Black was detained and had two screwdrivers on his person.

Jaykelvedteh Black (SCSO)
Jaykelvedteh Black (SCSO)

Officer Medlin noticed two of the mailboxes had damage and what appeared to be forced entry. Officer Buck inspected the area and noticed a bullet hole in the window at 254 Red Sox Lane where Littie Simmons and her 4 children were when the shooting took place. A portion of the incident was recorded on camera. Black was taken into custody and admitted to using a screwdriver and 45 caliber black handgun to open the two mailboxes. While Black was shooting, a round struck the window of 254 Red Sox Lane and Black advised that he took the gun and put it back in his place of residence at 244 Red Sox Lane.

Jaykelvedteh Black was arrested and charged with damage to government property and five counts of reckless endangerment. His bond was set at $3,000.

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