CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man charged with eight felony counts, including two counts of attempted murder, appeared again Monday in Lake Criminal Court for another omnibus hearing.
The hearing for David Nathaniele Jackson, 28, was continued again until April 14.
Jackson is accused of attempting to kill two women as they sat in their parked car in the 3400 block of Lincoln Street in East Chicago on Aug. 19. He is described in court documents as the ex-boyfriend of the women’s relative.
“David Jackson showed up with a bag. From close range, Jackson began firing the rifle into their car where she and her mother sat,” the probable cause affidavit states.
After firing two or three shots, Jackson took off running and was apprehended a few blocks away by East Chicago police, court documents state. When asked his identity, Jackson initially gave a false name, court documents say.
Led back to the scene by police, Jackson was identified by one of the women, according to the affidavit.
Police found three spent .30-caliber rifle cartridges less than 15 feet from the parked car, court documents state.
Two bullets struck the owner’s car and one bullet penetrated the driver’s door, “barely missing the occupants inside,” the affidavit says.
In addition to two charges of attempted murder, Jackson faces two counts of attempted aggravated battery, two charges of attempted battery by means of a deadly weapon and two counts of intimidation.
Jackson is being held without bail in the Lake County Jail.