Teens Arrested After Shots Fired Near Playground

Police say parents helped capture one of two teens who is accused of firing a weapon near a playground full of children.

Greenville police have charged 17-year-old old Jaquan Lane with carrying a concealed weapon, resist, obstruct, & delay of an officer, and possession of a weapon by a minor while 16-year-old Deon Daniels was arrested and charged with resist, obstruct, & delay of an officer.

Police say around 6:40 p.m. Thursday an officer heard gunshots in the area of Hopkins Park. Residents pointed out a vehicle which was trying to leave at a high rate of speed. As the officer caught up to the car, the two inside jumped out. Police say another responding officer caught Lane, while a group of parents who live in the area tackled Daniels and held him for police.

Lane, according to police, was found with a quantity of .22 caliber ammo when he was captured, while they found a .22 revolver hidden in a shoe that he lost during the chase.


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  • by laura Location: greenville on Mar 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM
    HUGE applause to the parents who got involved, stepped in and helped the officers get these two guys before they could hurt someone. No matter where the park is, we're all responsible for making sure any place where children play is kept clean and safe.
  • by Harry Paratesties Location: Jacksonville on Mar 9, 2012 at 09:20 PM
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      by BLAHammed on Mar 10, 2012 at 03:16 AM in reply to Harry Paratesties
      You really should shave.
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        by Uleek Madeek on Mar 10, 2012 at 06:34 AM in reply to BLAHammed
        I shaved just for you!
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          by BLAHammed on Mar 11, 2012 at 05:46 AM in reply to Uleek Madeek
          HAHAHAHAHA now thats a FUNNY name.But Not funny as in ha ha though.
  • by Debo on Mar 9, 2012 at 05:26 PM
    Hopkins park is a Government Housing folks, not a public park.
  • by Concerned in Greenville on Mar 9, 2012 at 02:21 PM
    I thought the recent cit council survey stated that everyone feels safe in Greenville? I guess they did not interview parents who take their children to public parks...
  • by Gerry Location: Emerald City on Mar 9, 2012 at 02:05 PM
    Ditto Gray's comment! I'd hook up the punks and their parents. Minors may not lawfully use/possess firearms away from adult supervision. Too bad we don't have a place to exile people like this, besides prison.
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      by 2ndStPirate on Mar 9, 2012 at 03:29 PM in reply to Gerry
      Drop them off in Uganda. I am sure that Joseph Kony and the Lords Resistance Army will extend them a warm welcome.
  • by Mack Location: East of I-95 on Mar 9, 2012 at 01:11 PM
    Fled from the officers? Are the parents (who I guess are the title holders ) going to lose the car now?
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      by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 at 03:15 PM in reply to Mack
      It was probably a stolen car or about to be repossessed anyways
  • by David Location: Greenville on Mar 9, 2012 at 12:50 PM
    Did the kid "trip" a few times before the police showed up? Great job folks!!!
  • by Gray on Mar 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM
    Good Job Neighbors!!!!!! and Police..... This is more of what we need in all neighborhoods
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Mar 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    Now it is up to the judge to see to it that the punishment is a deterant for the future idiot punk a_s kids that wanna own and fire handguns. Parents and public and LEO is doing it's and their part to get slapped in the face from the bench.
  • by blackbeard Location: g'ville on Mar 9, 2012 at 12:40 PM
    i think it south of the tracks on evans st, do an opis search for hopkins
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