Man killed in shooting is identified

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department has released the name of the man who died as a result of Tuesday night's shooting at a small apartment on West Street.

Jerome Glover, 20, of 6122 Hudson St., Oxford, died at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta around noon Thursday.

CPD authorities are awaiting results of an autopsy on Glover that was set to be performed Friday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab.

Three other victims of Tuesday night's shooting continue to recover from their wounds.

Police have charged 18-year-old Jamaal Pridgett of 214 E. Richardson St., Oxford, with malice murder in connection with Glover's death. He also faces aggravated assault and armed robbery charges.

Detectives say the shooting occurred during a dice game being held at 3240 West St. Pridgett allegedly stood up, produced a pistol and commanded everyone to lie down on the floor.

"Pridgett robbed the victims, shot them and ran off," Detective Daniel Seals said.

He was captured a short time later, hiding at a residence near the crime scene.

Seals is interested in speaking with anyone who may have information about the incident they have not yet disclosed to police.

Seals can be reached at 770-385-2144 or 770-786-7605.

Tips can be given to the CPD anonymously by visiting its Web site at www.covingtonpolice.com and clicking on "contact us" and then "secret witness."

Barbara Knowles can be reached at barbara.knowles@newtoncitizen.com.