Two students were initially involved in a fight at a nearby park. Deputies say that the suspect, Jimmie Terry, was called to the park around the area of the Sea Wind Lakes Apartments because of a phone call that he got indicating that someone he knew was involved in an altercation. Terry exchanged words with everybody involved, including a child. Deputies say that Terry then went down to the parking lot so the two could fight. The 13-year-old child walked toward the ensuing fight.
That’s when witnesses say that Terry pulled out his gun and aimed at one of the teenagers involved in the fight. He fired the gun but missed his intended target, accidentally hitting 13-year-old Evency Augustin who was running away from the fight but was behind the intended victim. When Terry fired the gun, he missed his intended victim and accidentally struck the teenage boy as he ran away. While Augustin was running to safety, he realized that he had been shot in the rear end. He collapsed in a nearby parking lot and was rushed to the hospital by paramedics.
Terry immediately fled the scene but was soon apprehended by police who located him in his home close to the scene. He was arrested for discharging a firearm in a public area and on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon charge.
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