Suspect in high school shooting has a long arrest record in Beaufort, Jasper counties

Akeem Shamar Jenkins, 23, was arrested following a shooting during Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School's homecoming. He faces two weapons possession charges and one charge of attempted murder.
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Akeem Shamar Jenkins, 23, was arrested following a shooting during Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School's homecoming. He faces two weapons possession charges and one charge of attempted murder.

Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college newspaper.

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Lisa Wilson is a breaking news reporter for The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette. The 25-year newsroom veteran has worked for papers in Louisiana and Mississippi and is happy to call the Lowcountry home.