Probe continues into K&B Lounge shooting

Published 11:44 am Sunday, June 3, 2018

Warren County authorities are continuing their investigation into an early Saturday morning disturbance at the K&B Lounge on Green Hill Place off U.S. 80 that resulted in three people being injured.

Sheriff Martin Pace said two people, a 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, were shot during the altercation, and a 19-year-old was struck by a car in the lounge parking lot. The victims, who were not identified, were taken to Merit Health River Region. Pace said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Their conditions were unknown.

He said three men, Tony Smoots, 19, 502 Farmer St.; Keondre Price, 20, 109 Kendra Drive; and Charles Doss III, 21, 1821 Louisiana Ave.; were arrested at the scene and face charges of aggravated assault. All three men are being held without bail in the Warren County Jail pending an initial court appearance Monday.

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Doss, who is also known as “Lil Chuckie,” was out on bond on a charge of aggravated assault that occurred March 23 in the city. He is accused of shooting a man in the leg.

Pace said the incident resulted from an argument the three men had with someone earlier in the evening.

“We do not know if the people who were shot were the targets,” he said.

“We believe the 19-year-old was struck by at least one car as people began leaving the bar when the shooting broke out. We do not believe he was targeted.”

According to sheriff’s office reports, deputies were called about 3 a.m. Saturday about a shooting at the K&B Lounge and arrived to find the wounded man and woman in the bar. The man had a grazed wound to the head and the woman was shot once in the buttocks. The injured 19-year-old was in the parking lot.

While deputies were questioning patrons, a 1984 Buick containing Smoots, Price and Doss pulled into the parking lot and the patrons identified the vehicle as the one used by the shooters. The three men were taken into custody and the car seized by deputies, who found two semi-automatic handguns, a 9 mm and a .40-caliber, in the vehicle.

According to the report, the three returned to the lounge because they thought they left a cell phone at the business. Pace said the bar has been closed until further notice.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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