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Police: Port Wentworth man tries to fire at officer

Quintavious Jron Lee (Source: SCMPD) Quintavious Jron Lee (Source: SCMPD)

A Port Wentworth man is charged with aggravated assault and several other charges in connection with an incident in Yamacraw Village.

Quintavious Jron Lee, 19, is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm in committing a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, pointing a weapon at another, carrying a pistol without a license, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and loitering and prowling.

Lee and another man were being questioned about 5:40 p.m. April 18 by a Downtown Precinct Patrol officer. He thought they fit the description of suspects in two robberies in the area, according to police.

The other man was put into handcuffs, but resisted when he was searched for a weapon. That's when Lee backed away and started running, according to police.

Lee dropped the pistol he had on him, picked it up, pointed it at the officer and the other man, and pulled trigger, according to police. The gun misfired.

The officer threw the other man to the ground, trying to protect him. The officer didn't fire back at Lee because of several people, including children, were in the immediate area, according to SCMPD.

Other Downtown Precinct officers saturated the area and quickly took Lee into custody.

Lee's criminal record with SCMPD starts in 2010 when he was 17 and involves aggravated battery, disrupting public schools, obstruction of a police officer and two probation violations, according to police. He is scheduled to appear in court in May 2.

SCMPD Robbery Unit detectives are investigating both robberies to find out who was involved.

Anyone with information on the case can call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.  

A confidential tipline also is open directly to investigators at 912.525.3124.

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