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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.

To read the rest of this story, please see page seven of the print edition of The DeQuincy News.

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