Sheriff’s investigator on paid leave after officer-involved shooting

A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigator is on paid administrative leave after an early morning shooting Saturday on the parking lot of the former Three Gables nightclub.

The name of the investigator is not being released, pending an internal and a criminal investigation, said JCSO spokesman Major Lafayette Woods Jr.

Dedric Jones, 36, was shot in the chest at about 3:30 a.m. in the Swan’s Bar and Grill parking lot at 3003 W. Pullen St., Woods said. He was taken to the hospital and rushed into surgery. Later in the day he was admitted into the intensive care unit where his condition was said to be stable, Woods said.

The investigator was not injured and did not appear to have been on duty at the time of the incident. Why the investigator was there and what happened will be part of the investigation, Woods said.

“We know there will be a lot of sepculation, but we ask that everyone not jump to conclusions until the invetigation is completed,” Woods said.

The investigator has been employed with the JCSO since July 2006.