On Saturday December 5, 2020 at 1:21am Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to investigate the shooting of a 5 year old boy in the 1400 block of Cherry Avenue. When deputies arrived they found paramedics treating a 5 year old boy for a gunshot wound. The incident was called in by the victims brother. The child was transported to the hospital in what appeared to be stable condition. Sheriff’s detectives are investigating this incident.
The missing child, 4-year-old Jarren Austin, Jr., who was reported earlier as missing has been located and is safe.