Preliminary Hearing Set for Aug 19 in Jeffrey Covington Homicide

Twenty-one-year-old William Faison was ordered held yesterday on suspicion of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jeffrey Covington on July 2.

Charging documents allege that Faison, identified by witnesses, was in pursuit of one of Covington’s buddies and had pushed Covington out of the way to better aim a gun at the friend. When the friend took off and Faison pursued him, Covington pulled out a gun and pointed it at Faison.

Surveillance video captured the entire exchange, which ended when Faison turned back towards Covington, who had a gun pulled, and fired at him, charging documents allege. The documents describe Covington’s weapon as broken, but it’s unclear if it was inoperable or if it was broken after Covington was shot.

One witness said the shooting took place during the robbery of a craps game.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 19 at 9:30 a.m.

Charging documents are below.

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