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Bond set at $30K for shooting suspect

by Caitlan Butler | November 25, 2022 at 12:00 a.m.

Bond was set for shooting suspect Thomas Jerry, 71, at $30,000, cash or corporate surety, late Wednesday afternoon.

Jerry is facing felony charges of first-degree battery following a roadside shooting incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon.

Capt. Jeff Stinson, chief investigator for the UCSO, said the shooting victim, a 46 year-old man, and a member of his family, a woman, had pulled over in the 600 block of Nick Springs Road, where they were having an argument on Wednesday morning.

Jerry, who was in his own vehicle up the road a ways, observed the argument and decided to intervene, Stinson said.

"Somewhere in the process, the suspect in this fired one round and struck the victim in the side of the face," he said.

The victim was not in imminent danger from the gunshot wound as of early Wednesday afternoon, Stinson said.

"He's doing as well as can be expected," he said. "Everything appears that he's going to be okay. He was talking coherently (according to our) last update from the hospital."

The UCSO's investigation into the incident is ongoing, Stinson said.

"We still have to do a little more in-depth interview with the victim and the family member. They were under a good deal of stress earlier," he said on Wednesday. "The motive at least appears to be honorable, for lack of a better term. (Jerry was) stopping to check on the people, I guess, and things sort of escalated and we had a shot fired."

An update on whether Jerry was still in UCSO custody was not available as of Thursday afternoon.

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