Wilson Police Seek Shooting Suspect

Police say Jesus Jackson, 20, shot during argument Saturday. Suspect at large.

An Easton man was shot and wounded early Saturday after an argument in Wilson, and police are searching for the suspected gunman.

Police say the incident began around 2:45 a.m. when officers noticied a group of people gathered at the Exxon Station at 15th and Northampton streets for what appeared to be a fight.

The group broke up when police arrived. Officers later came upon two men fighting at 15th and Liberty streets. One of the men ran away, while the other told police his name was Jesus Jackson, 20, of Easton's South Side.

Fifteen minutes later, police heard gunshots and found Jackson bleeding on the ground. He ran from the scene, but returned about an hour later, with gunshot wounds to his left arm and left abdomen, police said.

Jackson was taken to the hopsital, and his wounds are not considered life threatening, police said. Investigators found two .32 caliber shell casings near the scene of the shooting.

The man police are looking for in the shooting is Victor “So-fleece” Rivera, 24. His last known address is on S. Ninth Street in Easton. He may be driving a dark-colored sedan. Police say he is likely carrying a weapon.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Rivera on charges of aggravated assault, attempted homicide, reckless endangerment and unlawful firearm possession.

Police say Rivera was not the person Jackson was fighting with, but was with that person.

Officers from Easton and Palmer Township assisted in the investigation. It was the second gun-related incident in Wilson in less than a week. Earlier this week, a group of people fired shots at a home on Ferry Street.


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