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June 22, 2013

Multiple arrests made in recent shooting

MERIDIAN — Late Friday afternoon officials with the Meridian Police Department said they made several arrests in connection with a Tuesday night shooting that wounded a woman.

    MPD Capt. Dean Harper, commander of the department's Criminal Investigation Division, said seven people, ranging in age from 18 to 25 years old, are now charged in the shooting that left one woman suffering from a gunshot wound.

    Harper listed those charged in connection with the incident as Lendell M. Pritchard, 25, Jazmond McClendon, 23, Luther Graham, 22, Carmeishia Robert and Devon Perry, both 21, Latavious S. Jordan, 20, and TaMarcus M. Smith, 18, all of Meridian. Harper said each person is charged with one count of aggravated assault and three counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling. The bond for each charge has been set at $250,000, or $1 million for each person.

    At about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to Western Gardens Apartment Complex on Old Highway 80 West to a report of shots being fired. When officers arrived they discovered that four apartments and one vehicle had been hit by gunfire.

    Officers also found a 20-year-old woman in one of the apartments suffering from a single gunshot wound to the lower torso.

The woman was transported to a Meridian hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. Harper said the victim is expected to make a full recovery.

    Law enforcement authorities were able to take into custody a person of interest just a couple of hours into the investigation of the shooting.

    Harper said more arrests are expected as the investigation continues.

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