A 24-year-old Augusta man was arrested early Thursday morning in connection with the Wednesday evening fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Augusta man and former high school football player, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Ervin Cordarious Jackson, of the 2500 block of Drayton Drive, was apprehended about 2 a.m. without incident in Trinity Manor Apartments on Barton Chapel Road, sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew said.
Webster Thacker, of the 3700 block of Warsaw Court, was near Jackson’s home when the suspect shot him at least once at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday, Chew said. Thacker was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he died. Thacker was a linebacker and fullback in his senior year, 2010-11, at Glenn Hills High School, according to Augusta Chronicle archives.
Jackson was taken to the Richmond County Jail on charges of murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
This is Augusta’s 25th homicide of the year.