Selma police have arrested two men after an ambush where they opened fire into a crowd of night club patrons leaving the establishment. Chief Spencer Collier of the Selma police said 30-year-old Juantanio Oetis Cosby was taken into custody during a narcotics operation.
According to Chief Spencer the second shooter, 29-year-old Kenneth Ingram, has also been arrested after he surrendered at the Selma police department at 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The two suspects were charged with first-degree assault and murder after they opened fire into patrons leaving a night club striking a woman in the head and another man in the leg. Both were taken to the hospital but 20-year-old Shykereya Legget died. The other shooting victim, 30-year-old Eddie Williams who suffered a gunshot to the leg is expected to survive. Officers were dispatched to a shots fire call after the two suspects had an altercation in the club and then waited outside for them to leave and open fire. Collier condemned the act, "All crimes are unacceptable" but called this ambush a "cowardice act."
"As a police officer, you have to be able to separate yourself emotionally as you do your job," he said. "However, this case bothers me as bad as any I can remember in my career and it angers me." The Selma Mayor Darrio Melton offered his condolences to the family members of the deceased victims in a statement, "I hope they find some comfort in knowing that we have caught the individuals that took Shykereya's life and that we are committed to seeing that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent."
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