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4 charged for Northpark Mall shooting

Left to right: Jalen Deonte Carter, 20; James Earl Cole Jr., 20; Kyandre Rahkeen Harris, 22; Jamari Jaquez Brown, 24 (Photos courtesy of the Ridgeland Police Department)

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.

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