All four of the suspects allegedly involved in a Saturday shooting at Northpark Mall have been taken into custody.
Ridgeland Police Chief Bryan Myers has confirmed that 24-year-old Jamari Jaquez Brown, 22-year-old Kyandre Rahkeem Harris, 20-year-old Jalen Deonte Carter — all three Yazoo City natives — and 20-year-old James Earl Cole, Jr. of Benton have been arrested.
Cole was the shooting victim in the incident. The 20-year-old reportedly shot himself in the hip as he pulled a handgun from his waistband.
According to witnesses at the scene, the altercation began when a group of six young men began fighting, and one shot was fired. One bystander was injured but refused medical attention.
After the incident, authorities were notified that a person, later identified as Cole, had arrived at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Yazoo City with a gunshot wound to the hip.
Cole is charged with discharging a firearm within the city, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct, and trespassing. He was given an $11,000 bond.
Brown, Harris, and Carter are charged with carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct, and trespassing. Each was handed an $8,500 bond.
Those who have additional information about the altercation are encouraged to contact the Ridgeland Police Department at (601) 856-2121
More arrests are expected to follow.