Man arrested after shooting at Cedar Grove Cemetery

Man arrested after shooting at Cedar Grove Cemetery
(Source: Katy Solt / WFXG)
(Source: Katy Solt / WFXG)

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A city employee is accused of shooting his boss in the abdomen at Cedar Grove Cemetery Tuesday, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Ed Willie Jordan Jr., 47, is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of a crime, according to an incident report.

Deputies responded to the cemetery on the 100 block of Watkins Street around 1:15 p.m. and found 43-year-old Theron Wilson, a supervisor with the Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities Department, with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Wilson told deputies Jordan approached him at the cemetery, according to the incident report. Wilson told Jordan he was not allowed on the property because of an earlier altercation between the two, but Jordan wouldn't leave.

Witnesses said they saw Jordan point a revolver at Wilson's head and pull the trigger, but the gun did not fire, according to the report. Jordan then pulled the trigger several more times and the gun kept misfiring until a final shot that struck Wilson.

Jordan fled the scene on his bicycle, but was arrested around 3:20 p.m. on the 1600 block of Gordon Highway.

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