Lewisburg student killed in East Tennessee

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

By Jessica Moore

Staff Writer

A Lewisburg college senior was killed early Sunday morning, and three others were injured, in a shooting that took place in Johnson City.

DeShaun Greer, 24, was killed after gunfire erupted outside of a club called The Battery on State Franklin Road around 3 a.m.

Three others were injured in the gunfire: Jamison Greer, 21, Zachary Breedlove, 23, and Jonathan McInturff, 27. One of those injured, Jamison Greer, is DeShaun Greer's younger brother.

"DeShaun was a bright young man that was loved by all that knew him. He touched so many lives. His life was taken far too soon," said a loved one.

Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from an incident that occurred earlier in the evening.

"There was just some kind of altercation inside the club that happened earlier in the night then once the club had closed down it just kind of bled over into the parking lot," said Sergeant Kevin Peters, according to Johnson City news reports.

Jamarcus Jackson, 24, was taken into custody at the scene. He has been charged with second degree murder, attempted second degree murder, aggravated assault, and reckless endangerment. Jackson also faces charges of unlawful possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and simple possession. He is being held in the Washington County jail on $200,000 bond. His court date has been set for March 24.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time.

Greer was a native of Marshall County and was attending King University in Bristol. King University held a candlelight vigil for Greer Sunday evening.

According to a previous news report a family member said, "He was a loving son, brother, uncle, boyfriend, and friend to many loved ones. He was a great role model and this is a devastating loss to all his family, friends and community."

So far the community has really pulled together to help the Greer family, both locally in Marshall County and in East Tennessee and Virginia. There is a memorial fund set up to help the family with the funeral and medical expenses. When the Tribune went to press, the fund had reached $6,000. The goal they want to reach is $10,000. Anyone who would like to help the family with a monetary donation can do so by visiting the link http://www.


The visitation will be held at the Keny Building of Marshall County High School Friday from noon until 6 p.m. Friday. The funeral will also be held at the Keny Building, at 11 a.m. Saturday. The family has requested that no photos or videos be taken during the services for Greer.