The family of a beloved Augusta man is celebrating the identification of his alleged killer, and investigators didn’t have to look far to find the suspect.
Inmate Isaiah Jaheim Glenn has been locked up at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center since July 13, 2022, for dealing drugs. That is just one day after teenager JaKwan Gunter was fatally shot at the corner of 11th Avenue and Grand Boulevard.
Glenn, 19, has been held in jail ever since, adding new charges as he engaged in brutal violence against other inmates inside the detention center. He went to court earlier this month and was sentenced to decades in prison on the drug charges and gang violence in the jail.
On Monday, authorities formally charged him in Gunter’s death, taking out warrants against him for murder and two counts of aggravated assault. It’s not clear how they finally connected him to the death of the 19-year-old victim. But warrants say the 5’1” suspect shot into a residence from the 2100 block of Grand Boulevard, killing Gunter and missing a man on the porch and woman inside early that Sunday morning in 2022. Glenn was 17 at the time.
After the killing, Gunter was celebrated as a Lucy Laney High graduate, an athlete in both football and baseball and someone who was well-liked.
In 2022, authorities said Gunter’s murder was gang related but they did not identify a suspect, even as the family held a service for the teen and worked on a headstone. In May 2023, a headstone with the victim’s photos was finished and laid to mark his burial spot with the words “Loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin.”
On Monday, after investigators informed family of the charges against Glenn, relative Kasheba Green posted four simple words on Facebook: “Justice has been served!!”