Shooting investigation continuing in incident at night club Saturday morning


An investigation is continuing into the shooting of a man by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigator on the parking lot of Swan’s Bar and Grill early Saturday morning.

Dedrick Jones, 36, was shot in the chest at about 3:30 a.m. and taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr. said Sunday that Jones was in stable condition.

The name of the investigator, who Woods said had been with the sheriff’s office since 2006, has not been released, pending an internal and a criminal investigation, Woods said.

Over the weekend, Woods said he did not know if the investigator was off duty or if he was following up on a lead and attempts to contact Woods on Monday were unsuccessful.

The club is located at 3003 West Pullen St. and was formerly called the Three Gables.

In 2011 it was the site of two separate shootings, including one that resulted in the death of a man and injuries to three others.

On Nov. 13, 2o11, Walter Ashley Jr., 39, was shot on the parking lot of the club and was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. Three other people who were also on the parking lot also were shot and received non-life threatening injuries.

Trammell Moore, now 20, pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in Ashley’s death, as well as several other charges related to the shooting and was sentenced to 29 years in prison last year.

Eight months prior to that incident, Maurice Cosen was arrested in connection with a shooting on the parking lot of the club that was sparked by an ongoing feud between Cosen and members of another family.

Cosen was accused of firing shots into a car containing four people and, after a trial in Jefferson County Circuit Court, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of committing a terroristic act and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Also in November 2011, the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board pulled the permit of the Three Gables, prohibiting them from selling alcohol. That permit was later restored.

On Monday, Police Lt. David Price said police records show only one prior call under the name Swan’s Bar and Grill before the shooting Saturday night — a reported domestic disturbance in November 2013.