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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The suspect in Tucson's Craigslist shooting last month has been found.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department says Jerry Ramon Jackson shot a man who met him to buy an iPad advertised on the website.
The pieces came together through collaboration between the sheriff's department and Tucson Police.
August 31st, the sheriff's department responds to a shooting in this apartment complex parking lot on West Ina Road.
A 74-year-old man had answered a Craigslist ad for an iPad.
He was meeting the seller to make the exchange.
Police say when he arrived, the supposed "seller" got in his car, shot him in the shoulder, then took off running.
The only evidence sheriff's detectives had was an email address from the Craigslist posting, so they went to Tucson Police.
"In August we got a Craigslist case where our victim was robbed," said Detective Roxanne Washington from the Tucson Police Department.
Turns out both incidents had a lot in common.
"The same posting, Craigslist was used. They were both for either an iPad or an iPhone. The phone number was the same in both cases. The description of the suspect was the same," said Detective Brad Judd from the Pima Co. Sheriff's Department.
Using information from the two agencies, the sheriff's department was able to link both cases to 23-year-old Jerry Ramon Jackson. He was arrested Wednesday on one count of aggravated assault.
"Without their case our case wouldn't have even been possible," said Detective Judd.
The 74-year-old man is recovering from his injury.
In the meantime, law enforecement has advice for the public.
"If you're going to meet up with somebody make sure you meet up in a public place and maybe have somebody with you instead of being alone," said Washington.
Despite being accused of two separate attacks, Judge Castillo released Jackson from jail Wednesday night on his own recognizance.
He's supposed to appear in court at a later date.