By Bonnie Culverhouse
Suspect number four in the April 2 shooting at Ewell Park is now in a Webster Parish jail. Jaquez Deontae Burdette, 18, of Shell Street, Dixie Inn, was extradited from Arkansas Tuesday where he had been arrested by Southern Arkansas University Police.
He is charged with four counts of attempted second degree murder and one count of illegal use of a firearm during a crime of violence.
Minden Police Chief Jared McIver said law enforcement is looking for at least three others possible shooters.
“I feel like it’s just a matter of a few more days, and we will have the others,” McIver said.
Joining Burdette in custody for the shooting are the following:
Jamontae Holyfield, 21, of Homer is charged with 4 counts of attempted second degree murder and 4 counts of carjacking. Holyfield allegedly entered a car with persons who were not involved in the shooting and then demanded to be taken to another location.
Reginald Moore Jr., 19, of Heflin, is charged with 4 counts of attempted second degree murder and 1 count of illegal use of weapons.
Jaylen Teal, 22, of Minden, is charged with four counts of attempted second degree murder and one count of illegal use of a weapon during a crime of violence.
Four persons were shot during the permitted event at city-owned Ewell Park. None of the injuries were fatal. McIver said the shooting was gang-related.
This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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