Charges filed against restaurant shooting suspect

FLINT TWP. — Charges have been brought against a Flint man for his role in a deadly quadruple shooting at the Mega Café Diner in Flint Township.

Taj Andrico Jackson II, 25, has been accused of killing Roshawn Antionez Terrell, a 26-year-old man from Flint, and injuring three others during the early morning hours of July 26. Jackson was formally charged with open murder, three counts of assault with intent to murder and four weapons charges on July 29.

Investigators said that the shooting originated from an altercation at the Mega Café Diner around 4 a.m. on July 26. According to Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton, the victim—Roshawn Terrell—arrived at the diner after his sister called him to settle a dispute with Jackson, who was in the restaurant at the time. Jackson then shot Terrell and three other bystanders before fleeing the restaurant.

Police later apprehended Jackson at a nearby Speedway gas station on Corunna Road.

Dequan Arrimus Sisson, a 30-year-old resident of Mount Morris, was also charged with one count of carelessly discharging a firearm. Sisson is believed to have fired at Jackson from inside the restaurant while Jackson was attempting to flee the scene. — B.G.