PRESS RELEASE - TWO ARRESTED FOR RECENT SHOOTINGS - 09/18/2015

     On September 12th at about 1:00pm, officers investigated a report of gun shots in the 700 block of Warren Street.  Arriving officers found a vehicle that had been shot multiple times parked at 708 Warren Street.  The residence is next to a neighborhood playground.  As a result of the investigation, Mujahid McKinney, 33 of Charleston was identified as the shooter but Officers were unable to locate him. A warrant for McKinney’s arrest was issued. On the evening of September 17th, an officer observed McKinney on South Elm Street. After a brief foot pursuit, he was taken into custody.

     McKinney is being held in the Mississippi County Jail on a $100,000 cash or surety bond. He is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Armed Criminal Action, Assault and Property Damage. This case is still under investigation and additional charges are pending. Anyone with information concerning this case is urged to contact the Charleston DPS at (573) 683-3737.

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Mujahid McKinney, 33 of Charleston

     On 08/28/2015, officers investigated a report of gun shots near the intersection of West Marshall and Elm Streets.  During the investigation, officers recovered numerous shell casings from the roadway, and discovered that a vehicle, a business, a residence and a church that had all been struck by stray bullets.  Information received indicated Demetrion Owens, 23 of Charleston was one of the alleged shooters. A warrant for Owens’ arrest was issued.  On 09/18/2015 at about noon, an officer arrested Owens. He is currently in the Mississippi Jail on a $200,000 cash only bond. He is charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Armed Criminal Action.

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Demetrion Owens, 23 of Charleston

 

Authority: Robert Hearnes