On Thursday, March 19, at approximately 3:55 p.m. Magee Police Department received a call reporting shots being fired in the area of Washington Park and the Goodwater Community.
Officers immediately responded and were on scene within minutes. One officer stopped a vehicle described by callers as fleeing the scene and discovered the passenger was the victim of the shooting. The officer assisted the driver in placing the victim into his marked patrol unit and was able to drive him to the hospital, where he began receiving treatment. The victim was identified as Steven Durr, who is a student of Magee High School.
Other officers soon developed several persons of interest after speaking with witnesses. Several people were brought to the Magee Police Department and detained for questioning. The suspect was later identified as Jaheim Omar’re Conerly and was located by the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department a few hours later. Simpson deputies transported Conerly to the Magee Police Department, where he was booked and held in the Magee City Jail.
Conerly made his initial appearance in court and has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into an occupied vehicle. His bond was set at $250,000.
Durr is reportedly still in the hospital but in stable condition. The Magee Police Department thanked the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department along with the Smith County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this case.