JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — An 18-year-old Johnson City man is facing several felony charges following a Dec. 1 shooting on West Eighth Avenue and Montgomery Street injured two people, according to police.
The Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) stated investigators arrested Ja’Mika Beard, charging him with attempted second-degree murder, possession of a firearm during a felony and aggravated assault.
Police stated in a release that Beard entered a victims’ vehicle and shot a passenger in the hand before shooting the driver in the torso.
A JCPD police report states the shooting was reported shortly before 11 a.m. Dec. 1 by a 23-year-old woman who was the passenger in a 2007 Chrysler Sebring.
As the two officers responding were on the way to the shooting scene dispatchers told them the victims were driving to Johnson City Medical Center.
The report states the officers met the female victim and the other victim, a 22-year-old man, at the hospital before turning the case over to JCPD’s criminal investigations division.
The report lists the weapon used by the shooter as a semi-automatic handgun.
The JCPD arrested Beard on Friday, Jan. 14, and he was transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he remains on a $50,000 bond. His court date is yet to be determined.
No further details were released at this time.