Police: Teen robbed man at gunpoint during firearm sale

Police: Teen robbed man at gunpoint during firearm sale

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Ladson teen has been arrested after police say he pulled a gun on a man who was attempting to sell a firearm, and made away with the stolen pistol.

Major Jackson, 18, was arrested Sunday and charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a violent crime, and possession of a stolen pistol.

According to an incident report, Jackson responded via text message to a gun sale ad posted by the victim on the website



The two then agreed to meet in the parking lot of Walmart on Dorchester Road Sunday around 10 a.m.

While inspecting the gun, the report states Jackson put the handgun in his pocket, pulled out his own revolver, and asked the victim if he wanted to trade. He then reportedly stated "[expletive] that" multiple times and pointed his revolver at the victim's chest.

The victim told police Jackson started walking across the parking lot before breaking out into a run and entering a black hatchback vehicle.

North Charleston police and Dorchester County deputies searching the area located the suspect's vehicle at a home on Parlor Drive, less than a mile from where the armed robbery occurred.

While speaking with the suspect's father, police say Jackson attempted to flee using a side door but was captured by deputies. Jackson reportedly refused knowing anything about the robbery, despite being identified by the victim and having the cell phone that was used to contact the victim.

Officers say they found the stolen handgun, along with the revolver used in the armed robbery, in a small room at the back of the house. The revolver was reported stolen through Dorchester County.

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