Shoot­ing sus­pects to face trial Nov. 27

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO/STATE -

Three adult sus­pects ac­cused in a fa­tal drive-by shoot­ing in Ash­down, Ark., are sched­uled to face trial Nov. 27 .

Joshua King, 20, Brady Win­ship, 19, and Te­nescha Wilk­er­son, 18, all of Se­vier County, Ark., have been charged with the shoot­ing, which oc­curred July 16.

Des­mond Smith, 19, died of a gun­shot wound to the chest. Sa­mari Cov­ing­ton, 19, was wounded in the arm but has re­cov­ered.

The charges in­clude:

King— mur­der in the sec­ond de­gree, bat­tery in the first de­gree and un­law­ful dis­charge of a firearm from a ve­hi­cle Win­ship—ac­com­plice to mur­der in the sec­ond de­gree, bat­tery in the first de­gree and un­law­ful dis­charge of a firearm from a ve­hi­cle

Wilk­er­son—ac­com­plice to mur­der in the sec­ond de­gree, bat­tery in the first de­gree and un­law­ful dis­charge of a firearm from a ve­hi­cle

A ju­ve­nile was also charged as an ac­com­plice. In­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the ju­ve­nile was not re­leased.

Ash­down po­lice were dis­patched to a home at 195 Washington St. about 1 a.m. July 16 re­gard­ing a shoot­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to ini­tial re­ports, sev­eral peo­ple in a red Dodge Charger drove by the home look­ing for some­one.

All four sus­pects said dur­ing in­ter­views that King wanted to stop at the house so they could fight, ac­cord­ing to the ar­rest af­fa­davit. Win­ship al­legedly drove the ve­hi­cle to the Davis’ res­i­dence to fight.

Sev­eral peo­ple came out of the Davis res­i­dence and were fright­ened by the group. At least two sus­pects re­port­edly said that King fired a weapon at the group from the ve­hi­cle as Win­ship was driv­ing away.

Of­fi­cer re­cov­ered a 9 mm shell cas­ing at the scene and no­ti­fied the sur­round­ing law en­force­ment agen­cies..

The sus­pected ve­hi­cle was stopped by Se­vier County Sher­iff’s Of­fice deputies and a De Queen po­lice of­fi­cer sev­eral hours later near De Queen.

The four oc­cu­pants of the car were taken into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent.

KING

WILK­ER­SON

WIN­SHIP

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