Woodlawn Wanted in Fatal Shooting at Mt. Vernon Bar

Woodlawn Wanted in Fatal Shooting at Mt. Vernon Bar

MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department (MVPD) reported one dead and a Woodlawn man wanted in connection with a Sunday morning homicide at a local bar.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jaquez Gardner was on parole at the time of the shooting that took place at the Corner Tavern.

Police Chief Trent Page said detectives and other law enforcement officials were called to the scene of a shots fired incident at 19th & Perkins and located an injured male at the scene. After first aid was rendered to the victim, whose name is currently unavailable for release, he was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed from his injuries.

After investigation from MVPD detectives, an arrest warrant was issued for Gardner for First Degree Murder & Being an Armed Habitual Criminal.

Chief Page asked anyone at the scene or anyone that may know the whereabouts of Gardner to please contact the MVPD at 242-2727.

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