Hickman resident arrested for involvement in Paducah shooting
The Paducah Police Department has arrested a fourth individual in connection with a weekend shooting on April 1 at a prom after-party at the W.C. Young Community Center.
According to the Paducah Police report, a fourth individual has been arrested in connection with the weekend shooting.
Dylan M. Hammond, 21, of Hickman, was arrested on warrants charging him with four counts of first-degree assault and 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. He was located and arrested around noon May 4, with the assistance of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department in Hickman.
Officers were called just after 1 a.m., April 1, to reports of a shooting at the center. After arriving, the police were told there was a disturbance involving attendees of the party and several shots were fired in the parking lot.
Four people, a male, 20, a female, 18, a female, 14, and a male, 17, were injured either by gunshots or by flying shrapnel. Police have confirmed two people were shooting at each other and officers received numerous and followed up on each of them.
Two juveniles have been taken into custody and an adult is being sought in connection with the weekend shooting.
The Paducah Police report stated a juvenile, 16, is accused of being a participant in the altercation. He turned himself in to detectives early May 3 and was booked into McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center. The 16-year-old was taken into custody on charges of four counts of complicity to first-degree assault and two counts of possession of a firearm by a juvenile.
A 17-year-old juvenile also turned himself in later in the morning on May 3 and was taken into custody. He was also booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on charges of four counts of first-degree assault, 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of possession of a firearm by a juvenile.
Detectives obtained a warrant charging Omariyon Harper, 20, of Union City, Tenn., with being the second shooter. Through their investigation, detectives learned that Harper and the juveniles have had an on-going disagreement. Harper was charged in warrants with four counts of first-degree assault and 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
Police have confirmed there were two people who were shooting at each other and numerous other individuals were in the immediate area and in danger of being injured.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting.
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