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Woman shot at local hotel; suspect arrested

November 20, 2020 - 00:00
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    Jamarcus Moody

A Buckhead man who allegedly shot his girlfriend during an argument in the early morning hours of Nov. 11 at the Hampton Inn was arrested on the charge of aggravated assault by the Madison Police not long after the shooting occurred.

According to police reports, Cpl. Stacey Eaton was dispatched to the hotel in reference to a person having difficulty breathing at 12:33 a.m. and was told by the clerk that the woman was in room 311. When Eaton arrived on the third floor, he observed Jamarcus Moody, 27, trying to kick the door to room 311 open.

When Eaton asked him what was going on, Moody said his girlfriend Jasmine McCoy had been shot. He said that he had just left the room when he heard a loud noise come from the room. Moody said he tried to gain entry to check on McCoy but his key wouldn’t work.

Eaton advised dispatch that someone had been shot and tried to get into the room without success. The Morgan County Fire Department arrived and were able to get in the room and render aid to McCoy, according to the report.

Eaton said he found a 9 mm shell casing on the floor near the foot of the bed in the room. He also found a bullet that fired into a chair near the window, but he was unable to find a firearm. The casing and spent round were taken into evidence.

The shirt McCoy had been wearing had an entry hole near the top of her right side, according to the report.

Sgt. Wes Thompson, a Madison Police Department Detective, was called to the scene and spoke with Moody about the incident.

Video footage revealed that Moody left the room at 12:37 p.m. went down the back stairway and exited the building. According to the report, Moody has his left hand tucked into his waist as he left.

Moody then went out of sight of the camera and returned 20 seconds later and back went back to the third floor with Eaton on the scene moments later.

According to Thompson, Moody had gone outside to hide the gun he used to shoot McCoy. The gun was recovered by the MPD.

McCoy was transported to local hospital and is recovering from her injuries, according to Thompson.