3 killed in Burke Co. shooting rampage

Aug 10, 2007 Full story: Charlotte.com 12

Three people are dead and two others injured after a Connelly Springs man walked to at least two neighbor's homes last night and shot the people inside with a rifle before he was shot dead himself, Burke County authorities say.

Killed were the man, Charlie Clinard Jackson, 61; Frank James Clark, 46; and Edward Leroy Clark, 47, all of Connelly Springs.

Sheriff's investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened and why, but they gave this account:

At 10:42 p.m. Thursday, a man named William Clark called 911 and said a neighbor named Charlie Jackson was firing a rifle into his mobile home at 3930 E. Burke Blvd. in Connelly Springs, and that he and his mother were lying on the floor. Read more

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TOKYO

Morganton, NC

#1 Mar 14, 2008
everyone made charlie sound like he just shot these people out of the blue but you can bet he had his reasons and he did what he set out to do jackson blood runs deep i guess you could say
Tabitha millsap

United States

#2 Mar 17, 2008
I didnt know anyone that was involved in this. I know for a fact that people blame others that have done the crime. They never look at it as "Hey i dont know what that person is going through so why should i say he is to blame" It was so sad when i heard about this. he might have been going through alot of things and was just tired of it. Im praying for all of them.
rhodhiss resident

United States

#3 Mar 17, 2008
Tabitha millsap wrote:
I didnt know anyone that was involved in this. I know for a fact that people blame others that have done the crime. They never look at it as "Hey i dont know what that person is going through so why should i say he is to blame" It was so sad when i heard about this. he might have been going through alot of things and was just tired of it. Im praying for all of them.
There you go again. You didnt know anyone that was involved in this. But yet you gotta put your 2 cents worth in. Well i'll tell you what happened Charlie had a retarted son and the Clarks smoked crack and gave it to his son.He told them all if it ever happened again that he was going to kill every one of them. I guess that they didn't believe him. He wasn't going through alot of things and just got tired of it. He just got tired of a bunch of crackheads messing with his son.
Tabitha

United States

#4 Mar 18, 2008
i didnt know?
Tabitha millsap

United States

#5 Mar 18, 2008
rhodhiss resident wrote:
<quoted text>
There you go again. You didnt know anyone that was involved in this. But yet you gotta put your 2 cents worth in. Well i'll tell you what happened Charlie had a retarted son and the Clarks smoked crack and gave it to his son.He told them all if it ever happened again that he was going to kill every one of them. I guess that they didn't believe him. He wasn't going through alot of things and just got tired of it. He just got tired of a bunch of crackheads messing with his son.
I just read what they were talkin about! wow like who would do that well they would huh!!! how did he find out they were giving the crack to his son?????? Your nice when you wanna be huh??? u seem nice just not very friendly. im still prayin for the family
rhodhiss resident

Farmerville, LA

#6 Mar 18, 2008
They called him and told him about 5 min. before they got shot. Everybody wants to try to say he was crazy but he wasn't. He told them exactly what would happen and was a man of his word.
Tabitha Millsap

United States

#7 Mar 19, 2008
I dont blame him. I wouldnt want anyone messing with my kids neither you know! i probly would do the same
TOKYO

Morganton, NC

#8 Mar 24, 2008
rhodhiss resident wrote:
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There you go again. You didnt know anyone that was involved in this. But yet you gotta put your 2 cents worth in. Well i'll tell you what happened Charlie had a retarted son and the Clarks smoked crack and gave it to his son.He told them all if it ever happened again that he was going to kill every one of them. I guess that they didn't believe him. He wasn't going through alot of things and just got tired of it. He just got tired of a bunch of crackheads messing with his son.
sounds like you really did know charlie cause you sure got that right
_niece_07

Raleigh, NC

#9 Feb 16, 2009
None of my Cousins are retarded but Charlie was a man of his word. If he said he was going to do something then he did it. I loved my uncle charlie and regardless of what people say about him i know he was a good person. I did hear that those guys he killed were crack heads but i dont know them so i cant judge them.
hickory

United States

#10 Jul 7, 2010
charie was a good man the world is better off with out the two crack heads
hickory

United States

#11 Jul 7, 2010
good job charie
angie rice

Glen Alpine, NC

#12 Aug 25, 2012
I knew Charlie well, I dated his son Charlie jr. 7 years. Neither one of his 2 sons were retarded! Charlie was not a man to mess with. Frank & Ed knew that as good as anyone. It is my opinion they played with fire and they got burned.

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