UPDATE: A suspect wanted in connection with a February shooting has been captured.
According to the Salina Police Department, Darren James Jackson, Sr. was captured by authorities at approximately 1 p.m. Thursday thanks to the help of a local citizen.
Jackson, 36, was wanted in connection with a February 5th shooting in the 100 block of N. Front. Police arriving at the scene found a 40-year-old man lying a yard with a gunshot wound to the leg. The man said he had been visiting friends at a home in the area just before 7:30 a.m., when Jackson and another male suspect allegedly entered the home.
Police say a fight broke out between the victim and the suspects. During the altercation, the victim was shot in the leg, taken out a back door, and thrown over a fence. The victim also told police that a large amount of money had been taken from him.
The victim was taken to Salina Regional Health Center and then to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for treatment of the gunshot wound, which broke two bones in his lower left leg.
An arrest warrant was immediately issued for Jackson on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping. Jackson was booked on those charges early Thursday afternoon, according to police.
On Monday, February 5, Salina Police responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the 100 block of N. Front. During the course of the investigation, Darren James Jackson, Sr. (DOB: 12/26/1981), was identified as the shooter.
A Saline County warrant has been issued for a Darren James Jackson, Sr. for charges of aggravated battery, aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping. Jackson is a Hispanic male, 36 years old, 5’11”, 198 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. Jackson also has numerous tattoos.
Jackson is considered armed and dangerous and if you have information concerning his whereabouts, you are encouraged to call the Salina Police Department at 785-826-7210 or Crime Stoppers at 785-825-TIPS or visit www.pd.salina.org and follow the Crime Stoppers link to submit a web tip. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you are not required to give your name.
Please do not approach or attempt apprehension of this person on your own.