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3 Injured and 1 Killed at a Humboldt High School Basketball Game

Humboldt, TN. (WNBJ)-

Around 8:30 last night officers of the Humboldt Police Department responded to the gymnasium at Humboldt High School in reference to shots fired.

Upon arrival Justin Kevon Pankey 21-year-old b/m from Humboldt was found shot and did die at the scene. Another subject was shot Xavier Clifton 18-year-old b/m of Jackson, Tennessee was taken by helicopter to a trauma center where he was listed in serious condition this morning according to family. A third victim Dontavious Cross was taken to Jackson treated but released with non-life-threatening injuries.

after an investigation it was determined that Jadon Davon Hardiman an 18-year-old b/m of Jackson, Tennessee was responsible for the shooting. Patrick Bouie an attendee of the game last night posted this video to his Facebook page.

Humboldt City Schools released an announcement shortly after the shooting stating, no students were harmed in the altercation. The Humboldt High School Resource Officer and Humboldt Police immediately secured the area. And Humboldt City Schools would be cancelling all classes and all before/after school activities for today.

As of right now we are not certain when classes will resume. Jackson Madison County School System has released a statement that Northside High School students will have the option of virtual learning for the remainder of the school year due to the traumatic nature of the events that took place yesterday.

Suspect Jadon Davon Hardiman was on the run and considered armed and dangerous for majority of the day. Around 5:15 this afternoon the Humboldt Police Department posted on their social platforms that the suspect had been taken into custody. This is still an ongoing investigation, and anyone with any information is asked to call the Humboldt Police Department at 731-784-1322.

A press conference with further details is set for tomorrow at 11am.

Makayla Davis

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