Sheriff seeking Burgess in connection with shooting

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From staff reports

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office asks that the public be on the lookout for 22-year-old Jordan Burgess of Beaufort.

The Sheriff’s Office believes Burgess to be responsible for a shooting Thursday, March 4 in Polk Village.

Around 2:40 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to a report of an adult male gunshot victim outside a residence on Centerview Drive in Beaufort.

Upon arrival, deputies secured the scene, the wounded man was located and he was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital by Emergency Medical Services. 

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies learned at the scene that the subject fled prior to their arrival. Investigators responded to the scene to process for forensic evidence and interview witnesses.

As the investigation progressed, according to the Sheriff’s Office, Burgess was identified as responsible for the shooting.

On Friday, investigators met with a Beaufort County magistrate and obtained warrants for Burgess’s arrest for Attempted Murder and Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime. 

As of press time, Burgess has not been located and remains at large for the active arrest warrants. He is to be considered armed and dangerous, so authorities urge the public not to approach him. 

Anyone who has information on Burgess’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact Staff Sergeant Todd Duncan at 843-255-3418, Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 843-524-2777 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111, if wishing to remain anonymous and for a possible reward. 

Meanwhile, after an assessment of his wounds at Beaufort Memorial, the victim was flown to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where, as of press time, he is recovering.

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