1 person injured following shooting in Jesup

Published: Feb. 7, 2023 at 6:31 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 4:39 PM EST
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JESUP, Ga. (WTOC) - The Jesup Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one person seriously injured last week. Officials say it happened February 1st, and they arrested a suspect in the shooting Tuesday.

Jesup Police Chief Perry Morgan says Wednesday’s shooting was the first one within city limits in the new year, and now, a suspect is in in custody.

Police say the incident happened after 7 p.m. on February 1st in the 100 block of Shamrock Avenue. When they arrived, they located a victim who had been shot and had serious injuries.

Police arrested 23-year-old Nyzaia Buggs in relation to the shooting on Tuesday. He’s charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm.

This shooting is one of two to happen within Wayne County in the same week. Chief Morgan says many of the incidents they respond to are isolated.

“We just want citizens to know that they’re still safe here within the city limits of Jesup. We’re doing everything we can to make the city of Jesup a better place to live. They can sleep well at night,” said Chief Morgan.

Morgan says the victim remains in the hospital in stable condition.

Chief Morgan says anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the police department at 912-427-1300.