Police says men arrested last night are brothers of Marcus Jackson

By Gary Scott on December 3, 2014 at 1:21pm

The brother of a murdered Jacksonville man remains in custody today following his arrest last night.

Twenty-two-year-old Gerald Jackson was picked up at his residence at around 5:00 last night after the Jacksonville Police Department Special Response Team executed a search warrant at his residence.

Jackson faces charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon stemming from a shooting that occurred in the 7-hundred block of North Diamond last month, according to police.

Jacksonville Police Lieutenant Rodney Cox says Gerald Jackson is the brother of 24-year-old Marcus Jackson, who was killed in October from a gunshot wound at Douglas and Fayette. Police continue to look for a suspect, 19-year-old Avery Berry.

Cox says members of the Jackson and Berry families ran into each other at the Circle K on East Morton in Jacksonville on November 15th and started a disturbance. He says members of the Berry family went to confront the Jacksons at their home in the 700 block of North Diamond.

Cox says Gerald Jackson, who apparently wasn’t at the initial fight at the Circle K, fired shots at the Berries when they showed up. No injuries were reported.

Jackson reportedly had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation. He was also arrested on several drug charges last night. A second brother, 23-year-old Marquise (mar-QWEESE) Jackson, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on drug charges.

Both Marquise and Gerald Jackson remain in custody.

A second follow-up incident last month, in which shots were fired at the home of the Berry family where the original Marcus Jackson murder took place, is still being investigated, according to the police department. Detectives have no suspects at this time.