Investigation Continues into Attack on Responders
By West Kentucky Star Staff
JACKSON - Jackson, TN Fire Chief Darryl Samuels and Police Chief Julian Wiser held a joint press conference Tuesday about the investigation into the fireworks attack on first responders early Sunday morning.

Firefighters and police officers responded to reports of a dumpster fire on Carver Avenue, Sunday morning, and they report that a crowd shot fireworks at them, injuring one firefighter, and damaging several city vehicles.

Jackson Police Chief Julian Wiser said more evidence has been found that is being reviewed, and they are not ruling out the idea of a planned attack.

Wiser said that this type of behavior and activity will not be tolerated, and that since the incident, they have increased the number of officers, and there have been no other issues. He said no arrests have been made at this time.

Fire Chief Darryl Samuels commented, “In the past, we have not had a similar type of accident or incident.”

The Police and Fire Department are asking for anyone with information on the incident to call the Jackson Police Department at (731) 425-8400.

Published 03:19 AM, Wednesday Jul. 08, 2020
Updated 09:08 AM, Wednesday Jul. 08, 2020



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