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Suspected shooter of 16-year-old on Halls Ferry Road makes initial court appearance

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Jason Hendrix, 43, made his initial appearance at Warren County Justice Court on Wednesday in relation to an incident which left a 16-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound on Tuesday. Hendrix is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Jason Hendrix being escorted into court for his initial appearance. (Photo by David Day)

Judge Edwin Woods, Jr. set Hendrix’s bond at $1 million per charge.

“Now, I might point out that this investigation is still ongoing and it is very likely that additional charges may be presented at Grand Jury time,” stated Sheriff Pace. “We have a team of investigators that are conducting interviews, that are trying to get to the bottom of what actually has transpired in the period immediately preceding the shooting.”

The 16-year-old gunshot victim seems to be doing well, according to Pace. “It could have been a lot worse than it was.”

On Tuesday, just after 4:30 p.m., Warren County Sheriff’s Office received a call of shots fired and a wounded individual at the 6600 block of Halls Ferry Road.

Sheriff Pace examining evidence at the scene (photo by David Day).

Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found two teenage males in a vehicle, one of which had suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. The injured teen was transported to Merit Health River Region for treatment.

Chief Deputy Billy J. Heggins at the scene of the shooting incident on Halls Ferry Road (photo by David Day).

Warren County Sheriff’s Office ascertained the teenagers were shot at by a home owner. Sargent Stacy Rollinson executed a search warrant on the Hendrix’s property.

WCSO deputies executed a search warrant (photo by David Day)

During the search, a tip came in that led to Hendrix, who was still in possession of a firearm which was believed to be the one used in the incident.

Hendrix was located and taken into custody by Warren County law enforcement.

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