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Man Who Shot Himself During Drug Bust Passed Away Last Week

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - Wednesday night March 12, a man shot himself in the head when confronted by Carolina Beach Police Officers at 405 Cape Fear Blvd. The officers were there conducting a drug bust. Days later Jesse Cayson passed away from his injury.
Carolina Beach Police Chief Ken Hinkle explained officers were executing a search warrant at that address. He explained, "At approximately 2215hrs (10:15pm) CBPD units arrived at the address to execute the search warrant. At approximately 2220hrs Officers confronted the target who had a small handgun. The target was ordered numerous times to drop the weapon. After the commands were ignored the target shot
himself in the right temple. Emergency medical measures were initiated and the subject was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center."
Jesse Cayson, black male age 41, was the man who shot himself in the temple.
Mr. Cayson would have been served with warrants with Conspiracy to Sell/ Deliver Schedule II Narcotics, Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling for Sale/Use, and Possess Drug Paraphernalia at a later date.
Another suspect, Reno Jiggetts, surrendered to police at approximately 0400hrs and was  charged with Conspiracy to sell/deliver Schedule II Narcotics and Maintaining a Dwelling for  Use/Sale.
The subject  confessed and was taken to the New Hanover County Jail.
Another suspect, Kelly Jjggetts, was arrested on scene for Conspiracy to sell/deliver  Schedule Narcotics II Narcotics, Maintaining a Dwelling for Use/Sale, Misdemeanor Child Abuse, Possess Marijuana, and Posses Drug Paraphernalia. She  confessed and was taken to the New Hanover County Jail.
The child was turned over to social services.