Man shot by deputy in North Webster charged with attempted murder

The man who was shot by a Kosciusko County deputy in North Webster on July 27 following an alleged road rage incident has been charged with several felonies.

Alexander Jackson was charged with attempted murder, battery (bodily injury to law enforcement officer, resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness and criminal recklessness (while armed with a deadly weapon).

He was booked on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with serious bodily injury on July 31.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Jackson was driving his pickup truck on SR 13 in Syracuse when he began following a GMC Yukon driven by Nathaniel Boyer.

Jackson then allegedly got close to Boyer’s vehicle and fired three or four shots at the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

Boyer’s passenger then contacted Kosciusko County dispatch about the shooting.

Boyer passed several vehicles on SR 13, but court records say Jackson drove off the road and onto the shoulder to get behind Boyers’ vehicle.

As the two vehicles approached a bank on SR13 in North Webster, Jackson rammed his vehicle into the back of Boyers’ Yukon, reports said.

A short time later, Jackson allegedly rammed Boyers’ vehicle again, causing the Yukon to go off the road, strike three wooden poles and sideswipe another vehicle, according to court records.

Boyer continued on SR13 and Kosciusko County Deputy Donald McCune signaled for Boyer to pull over. Boyer told the deputy the truck behind him was shooting at his vehicle, reports said.

The deputy then saw Jackson’s truck and pulled into the path of the pickup.

Jackson allegedly accelerated the truck and rammed McCune’s vehicle.

Jackson then lost control of his truck and struck a building.

McCune then positioned his patrol car to prevent Jackson from fleeing, reports said.

Jackson allegedly rammed McCune’s vehicle, knocking McCune unconscious.

McCune regained consciousness and his vehicle was rammed two or three more times while McCune told Jackson to give up and show his hands.

McCune saw Jackson preparing to ram his vehicle again and fired several rounds into Jackson vehicle, reports said.

Jackson was struck by one of the bullets. He got out of his vehicle and surrendered.

He was then taken to the hospital for treatment.

McCune was taken to the hospital for treatment of abrasions and a head injury.

Inside Jacksons’ vehicle, police said they found a Glock 9 mm with one round in the chamber and three in the magazine along with several empty 9 mm casings inside and outside of Jackson’s vehicle at the scene, according to court records.

A sawed off shotgun was found under Jackson’s seat.

Jackson is being held at the Kosciusko County Jail on a $50,250 bond for the five recent charges and a $5,250 bond for the OWI.

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