Shooting in October injures one
Around 10:46 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, a shooting at the JCE Center was reported to the DeQuincy police.
Cpl. Dewayne Tarver and other officers responded. Upon arrival, they were told that a subject had fired off several rounds, which caused everyone to panic and run outside. Numerous people were questioned; no one would admit that they saw the subject fire the weapon.
Det. Jerry Bell was called to the scene and a search was conducted of the premises. During the search, several bullet fragments were recovered inside the building and photographs were taken of the bullet holes.
A subsequent investigation found eyewitnesses who gave statements on the event. It was also discovered that one person received a slight wound to the right hand from a bullet fragment.
On Monday, Nov. 3, Det. Bell, in co-ordination with the District Attorney's office, obtained a signed warrant on Edward L. Zachary, also known as "Tater".
Judge Ronald Ware signed the warrant for charges of Illegal Use of a Weapon or Dangerous Instrumentalities, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies, and Simple Criminal Damage to Property. Bond was set at $80,000.