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Man charged with attempted murder at party shooting

A 34-year-old man was arrested over the weekend for a shooting at a July 4 party in Delray Beach that left two men in critical condition.

Jhespe Jean Jacques of Pompano Beach was charged with possession of a firearm and two counts of attempted murder after the victims positively identified him as the alleged shooter.

Jean Jacques, a Haitian immigrant facing a deportation order was arrested on July 16 by Delray Beach Police and placed in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, according an arrest report.

The incident started over a handgun that was found by Alnes Clerfund, who refused to give it to Jean Jacques, the report said.

On July 4, Jean Jacques allegedly shot Clerfund, 20, in the neck with the bullet exiting his face and subsequently entering a second man, Jodens Pierre through the side of the head, the report said.

By the time police officers were dispatched, the two wounded men were already transported to Delray Medical Center. But the officers found several pools of blood and one 9mm bullet casing, according to the report.

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