Glynn County Police say an argument Sunday night in the parking lot of a convenience store on U.S. Highway 17 led to gunplay, which resulted in two men going to the hospital with gunshot wounds, two men arrested and a search for a third man allegedly involved in the shooting.
According to police, Jaquise Gordon and Antwone Levore squared off in the parking lot of the One Stop, 3915 U.S. Highway 17, at about 9 p.m. Sunday night. Police allege that Gordon drew a handgun on Levore. Levore then pulled his own handgun, beating Gordon to the draw and striking him in the abdomen.
Police allege that Rameel Connor, 28, then pulled his handgun and shot Levore in the leg.
Levore and Gordon both were driven to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital in separate vehicles before officers arrived at the shooting, police said. Gordon was transported by helicopter to UF Health Hospital in Jacksonville and Levore was taken to the same hospital by ambulance, police said.
Police found several spent bullet cartridges, as well as blood, in the parking lot, according to a report.
Gordon was released from the hospital Tuesday, at which time county police charged him with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Her remained Wednesday in the Jacksonville’s Duval County Detention Center, with his extradition to Glynn County. Police are searching for Connor, who is wanted on arrest warrants charging him with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force also in involved in the search for Connor.
Police allege that Marcus Gordon, 28, also was involved in the altercation. He was arrested at his Glynn County residence Tuesday and charged with simple battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and tampering with evidence. He is related to Jaquise Gordon, according to Brian Scott, Chief of Staff for the Glynn County Police Department. Gordon remained Wednesday in the Glynn County Detention Center.
Levore has not been charged. He had the proper permit to carry a firearm and was “in fear for his life” when he shot Jaquise Gordon, said Brian Scott, Chief of Staff of the Glynn County Police Department.
Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Connor, or additional information on the shooting, is asked to call the county police investigation division at 912-554-7802, Silent Witness hotline at 912-264-1333, or the Glynn Brunswick 911 Communications Center at 912-554-3645.