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Monday, 02 March 2015 13:12

Repeat Violent Offender Convicted in Shooting

Anthony Jackson Anthony Jackson SCSO
MEMPHIS – Mar. 2, 2015 - A man shown on surveillance video shooting a man in the leg and then chasing him through a Binghamton grocery store has been convicted of attempted voluntary manslaughter, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Monday.
Anthony Jackson, 48, also was convicted of employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony and of being a convicted felon with a handgun.
Jackson is a career criminal with numerous prior felony convictions and faces more than 20 years in prison when he is sentenced next month by Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee.
The shooting occurred on June 5, 2012, at a grocery store in the 3000 block of Johnson between Tillman and Holmes.
On video shown to the Criminal Court jury, Jackson can be seen shooting the 27-year-old victim in the leg and then chasing him as the victim hobbled into the store and hid behind food aisles.
Jackson fired several more times, but did not hit the victim again.
The case was handled by assistant district attorney Ann Schiller of the DA’s Special Prosecution Unit. The SPU prosecutors seek the maximum sentence allowed by law for repeat felony offenders.