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Posted on: August 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Charleston Police Announce Arrest in Downtown Homicide Investigation

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Charleston Police Announce Arrest in Downtown Homicide Investigation


Charleston, S.C. - The Charleston Police Department announced an arrest in a shooting that left 32-year-old Akeem Jones dead on the 100 block of Stuart Street in downtown Charleston on August 6, 2023. 


Jaques Demetrius Jenkins-Smith, 29, of North Charleston, was apprehended today, August 11, by the US Marshals Service. He faces charges of Murder and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime. 

Jenkins-Smith is in custody at the Al Cannon Detention Center and is scheduled for a bond hearing tomorrow, August 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.  

On the morning of August 6, 2023, CPD officers responded to reports of an injured male near Johnson and America Streets in downtown Charleston around 10:58 am. Officers arrived within minutes and located a male suffering from gunshot wounds. CPD officers rendered aid to the victim until the Charleston Fire Department and EMS arrived. EMS transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. 

Charleston Police detectives diligently pursued the investigation, leading to the identification and subsequent arrest of Jaques Demetrius Jenkins-Smith as the shooting suspect.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact the on-duty CPD Central Detective at CPD NCIC Operations at (843)720-2422. For those who wish to provide information anonymously, Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry can be reached at (843) 554-1111.



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