Jamison Edward Hardin

Cartersville Police has released some additional information regarding a shooting outside a food mart at 617 North Tennessee Street across West Porter Street at around 3 p.m. on August 2nd.

An officer rendered aid to a white man lying on the ground by applying tourniquets to both of his arms with gunshot wounds. The officer also located another gunshot wound on his lower left rib cage that appeared to have exited. An official warrant states that the suspect shot the victim five times. Two of those reportedly hit the victim in the middle upper back area as he tried to walk away from the confrontation the suspect initiated. Once Metro EMS arrived, they took over care of the victim, who survived.

The suspect, 57-year-old Jamison Edward Hardin of White, allegedly said he shot in self-defense as the man pulled a knife and charged at him. Hardin reportedly stated he had had previous issues with the man and had a court order against him. Hardin purportedly said that the man asked if he would shoot him and that security cameras captured the incident.

A witness said she saw a man in a gray and blue shirt shoot at another man five times and then stand over him while she was dropping off fliers across the street. An official warrant states that Hardin fired 15 shots. Two of those shots allegedly and intentionally hit and damaged the victim’s Mercedes-Benz E 430. The warrant also says that Hardin stood over the victim and continued to assault him verbally.

Hardin faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault, criminal damage to property in the first degree, and possession of a weapon while committing certain crimes.