The Wake County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest Wednesday afternoon of a suspect in a shooting that occurred earlier in the day at a home on the outskirts of Zebulon.
Michael Jermaine Jackson, 31, whose address was listed as 242 Murlbury Court in Bunn, was taken into custody at 6 p.m. and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury, and with possession of a firearm by a felon.
Officials say one man was shot about 8:20 a.m. in the backside of his head near the neck while he was at the residence at 10237 Debnam Road. They have yet to release the name of the man, who was transported to WakeMed, and his condition is unknown.
Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison reported that two men and a woman went to the house northeast of the town, asking the woman who lives there for her son. He said a disturbance broke out after the son, Jackson, arrived at the home.
Never miss a local story.
Wake deputies and City-County Bureau of Identification officials had a corner of the intersection of N.C. 97 and N.C. 39 taped off about 4 p.m. as they processed an older-model, blue Buick matching the description of the vehicle Harrison said Jackson was driving. Jones confirmed the car at the corner of the two highways was impounded as part of the shooting investigation.
Zebulon police initially responded to a call at the Dash-In gas station at the corner of North Arendell Avenue and Pearces Road, where the man was taken after being shot.
When officers arrived, the man was both conscious and coherent, according to Zebulon Chief Tim Hayworth.
“Once we secured the scene and started talking to some people that’s when we found this incident occurred on Debnam Road, so we contact the Sheriff’s Office and turned it over to them,” Hayworth said.
At about the time of Jackson’s arrest, Jones said investigators were still trying to determine exactly what took place at the home. They were working to gather witnesses of the incident because some of them had left the scene, he said.
“It appeared to be a disturbance with shots fired, that how we received (the call),” Jones said. “As soon as the investigators can get to everyone and get their stories, that’s when it will start coming together.”
Wake County real estate records show the 1,305-square-foot home and half-acre property on Debnam Road was willed to Dorothy Marie Jackson, Michael Jermaine Jackson and Ricky Ricardo Jackson in 2006.