MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Official incident reports concerning the Monday afternoon deputy-involved shooting of 18-year-old Jamel Jackson were made public Friday by local authorities.

The release coincided with a Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) release of one of the body-camera videos worn by one of the deputies who was present at the time of the shooting at the residence of Jackson and his mother, Gloria Jackson at West 49 Apartments on the outskirts of Milledgeville.

The Union-Recorder obtained the incident reports filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Melissa Condon and Deputy Robert Adams, both of whom were at the scene when the shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m.

Another law enforcement officer at the scene of the shooting was Deputy Charles Gillis, whom authorities said pulled his service revolver and shot Jamel Jackson in the upper right arm instead of having deployed his Taser as instructed to do by Sgt. Condon.

Jackson was wounded in the left upper arm, according to the video, which was obtained by The Union-Recorder Friday through a Georgia Open Records Act request to the GBI.

Gillis is now on paid administrative leave from his job as a deputy sheriff pending the completion of the GBI probe of the shooting, which was immediately requested by Sheriff Bill Massee.

Meanwhile, Jamel Jackson, who continues recovering from the gunshot wound, subsequently has been arrested by the GBI Special Agent David Peebles on misdemeanor warrants charging him with one count of battery under the Georgia Family Violence Act and one count of obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

The shooting followed a 911 domestic disturbance call that the sheriff’s office received from mother Gloria Jackson, who she had been attacked by her son.

“Ms. Jackson stated that she and Jamel got into an argument about him cooking food and not cleaning up his room,” according to an incident report filed by Deputy Adams. “She stated that when she confronted him about his actions, he became aggressive toward her. He followed her around the house, hitting her, and knocked her down, holding her down on the floor, and not letting her get up. She stated that she hit him and he finally let her up.”

Deputy Adams said he noticed a bruise to the left of Gloria Jackson’s eye, which at started swelling at the time and was sore to the touch, according to the victim.

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