Suspect sought in Sharkey County fatal shooting

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Sharkey County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a man believed responsible in the fatal shooting outside a nightclub near Anguilla early Sunday morning.

Andrea Thomas, 25, 16 Wildwood St., Glen Allan, is the main suspect in gunplay which left one man dead and two others wounded, said Chief Deputy Stanley Coleman.

Thomas has been expected to turn himself in since Sunday afternoon, Coleman said, but remained at large today.

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Sheriff Lindsey Adams Jr. said this morning he had spoken with Thomas’ father and hoped Thomas would be in custody by this afternoon.

The shooting occurred Sunday around 2 a.m., outside Club 14 on Sunflower River Road, east of Anguilla. Details are sketchy, Adams said. Some of the people investigators have interviewed are suspected of lying in their statements, he said, and investigators are trying to untangle the accounts.

“There are a couple of people we are going to question today and we hope to have more of the details straightened out then,” Adams added.

Roosevelt Montgomery, 28, 2927 Louise Road, was pronounced dead at 2:14 a.m. by Sharkey County Coroner Angelia Eason. Montgomery died from a gunshot wound to the chest, she said.

Shawn Montgomery, age and address unknown, who is Roosevelt Montgomery’s brother, was critically wounded, Eason said.

He was taken to Sharkey Issaquena Community Hospital and airlifted to University Medical Center in Jackson. A UMC spokesman could not confirm Shawn Montgomery’s presence at the hospital, but Adams said today that Shawn Montgomery remains there in critical but stable condition.

A third man, Kendrick Johnson, 26, also of Glen Allan but street address unknown, was shot in the foot, Coleman said.

In a correction to information published Monday, Coleman said no arrests had been made in the shooting. Johnson had been picked up on several misdemeanor warrants issued by Rolling Fork police but had not been charged by Sharkey County deputies, Coleman said. Johnson was in Issaquena County Jail this morning.

Eason said Monday that she had been told the Montgomery brothers were shooting guns when others exited the club around 2 a.m., but Adams said deputies believe shots were not exchanged, but came only from one side. It was not clear who shot Johnson, he said, and they had not confirmed that Johnson had a gun.

Eason said Monday that Thomas told her he fired in self-defense. She said it was sheriff’s deputies, not Thomas, who told her that shooting into the air is common outside Club 14.

Coleman said that until Thomas turned himself in or was found “he’s going to be our main suspect.”


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