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Trial in Beaumont Nightclub Shooting Wrapping Up

Banning resident Demario Anton Jackson, 26, could face 50 years to life in prison if convicted in the July 16, 2011, slaying of 46-year-old Andy Albarran.

The prosecution is expected to rest Monday in the trial of a Banning man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed nightclub patron during a scuffle before he was shot and wounded by a police officer.

Demario Anton Jackson, 26, could face 50 years to life in prison if convicted in the July 16, 2011, slaying of 46-year-old Andy Albarran. He is charged with first-degree murder along with sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations and remains in custody at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside in lieu of $1 million bail.

Beaumont police Officer Brent Conan testified last week that he witnessed Jackson shoot Albarran at point-blank range, from less than five feet away.

Jackson and Albarran were among several hundred people who went to see a live show at Celebrities Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge in the 500 block of Beaumont Avenue in Beaumont on the night of the shooting.

Conan testified that he went alone to the location anticipating he would spot drunken drivers leaving the club. The officer said his attention was soon directed to a physical confrontation involving several men in the adjacent Wells Fargo bank parking lot.

"I heard what sounded like a high-pitched pop and thought it might be a firecracker or gunshot," the officer testified. "I couldn't tell where it came from. I drew my firearm and continued toward the crowd and saw an older Hispanic man and a younger black man fighting."

According to Conan, he witnessed Jackson fire a bullet into Albarran, striking the victim in the upper body.

"That's when I fired my gun at the shooter," Conan testified.

The officer said Jackson stumbled and collapsed onto the ground and Albarran, struck in a lung and a shoulder, staggered backward, stepped off the curb and fell face-down onto the pavement.

The victim's teenage son, who had been trying to break up the fight between his father and Jackson, dove onto the pavement next to his father, screaming for an ambulance, according to Conan.

Jackson was shot in the leg and upper body. He underwent surgery and made a full recovery.

According to testimony, both the defendant and the officer were armed with .45-caliber handguns. Albarran had no weapon on him.

Brandon said the reason for the altercation has never been determined. The defense maintains the shooting was an act of self-defense.

Jamie Murphy October 26, 2012 at 12:04 PM
WOW.....CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME HOW THIS WAS A CASE OF SELF DEFENSE WHEN THE MAN WHO WAS SHOT DIDN'T HAVE A WEAPON ON HIM??? SEEMS TO ME THAT MAYBE SOMEONE MAY HAVE BEEN GETTING THE WORSE END OF THE BUTT KICKIN, AND DIDN'T LIKE IT SO DECIDED TO SHOOT THE POOR UNARMED MAN.....AND NOW A FAMILY IS WITHOUT THEIR HUSBAND, DAD, BROTHER, UNCLE,SON......SO SO SAD
Washy October 26, 2012 at 01:02 PM
take the caps off it is so hard to read scream. All defense lawyers will do/say what they need to try to get their clients off. It is their job. This trial is still going on This will be the defense (like the article says in the very last line). It will not work. The evidence says otherwise
bill fox October 29, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Beaumont is an amazing city to leave and would not want to ever go anywhere else I just have a question on the truthfulness of this shooting the corners testimony said ther was not one enty womb in the front of this man so the officer said he was point blank pulling the trigger the corner said andy was shot in the back 15 to 20 feet awaymr jackson was also shot in the back and had multiple stab wonds in his back a 40 year gun expert testified that the officer fired all 5 rounds in 1 second and played the audio in the court last but not least there was testimony there was a screwdriver found and that was brought into court this last week also. We can't forget the fact that who ever shot the victum her had to be behind him because the officer said mr jack was in front of him and out of 13 people testifing no one see me jackson shoot a gun again how can a peron be in front of someone 5 feet away and the bullets enter the back this a open court trial come and see how a small town kid with big dreams had it all taken in 1 night. Andy we know you would not want the wrong man in jail. :(
NoContest November 04, 2012 at 07:49 AM
Jackson still has not been on the stand or commented because he knows what he did.Guilty conscience.He's no angel like you pretend to make him out.He didn't testify because he's a COWARD.All reports state the defense's position is that it Jackson killed him in self- defense.Defense or not a man is still dead & a killer with the last name Jackson is free to kill again,how is that justice?Hope he and his family had a good time partying with the cash that belongs to the community.Too bad all focus is on defending him and not reaching out to the deceased's family.

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