- Saturday April 5th, 2014 :: 03:08 a.m. CDT
Several arrests made after shots were fired during a fight at an east side apartment complex
Evansville Police arrested 4 people following a fight that ended with shots being fired. The incident began around 1:15pm on Friday at the Carriage House Apartments on N. Green River Rd. A 5th man was arrested on unrelated drug charges during the investigation.
Officers were called to the 5500 block of Carriage Dr. after the shots were fired. Witnesses told police that several men were fighting and that at least two of them had fired handguns during the fight. One of the buildings and a car were hit by bullets. There were no reported injuries. The men left in different cars before officers arrived. A witness was able to give a description of the cars.
While officers were still on scene, one of the cars returned. When the driver saw the police cars, she turned around and tried to leave the area. Officers were able to catch up to the car and stop it in the parking lot of Eastland Place.
A witness identified one of the passengers in the car, Keshaun Beckton, as one of the shooters. Beckton is 16, but has been charged as an adult for his role in the incident. Two females in the car were questioned and released.
Further investigation led officers to 1405 Harrelton Ct. There were several people in the apartment, including 3 more suspects from the shots fired run. Officers found a stolen 9mm handgun and a .25 caliber handgun in the apartment. There was a box of 9mm ammunition in the apartment and one of the suspects had a box of .25 caliber ammunition in his pocket when he was taken into custody.
Officers arrested 17 year old Darius Hamell, 16 year old Derrick McKinley, and 20 year old David Gray on charges stemming from the shots fired run. Hamell and McKinley have also been charged as adults.
The resident of the apartment, 26 year old Darrell Rhodes, was arrested on unrelated charges.
Officers determined Hamell, McKinley, and Beckton were all from St. Louis MO. While speaking with St. Louis Police, investigators learned that all three of them were wanted for questioning in a recent homicide in St. Louis.
All of the suspects are in the Vanderburgh County Jail on various charges.
Darius Hamell, Keshaun Beckton, Derrick McKinley, and David Gray are charged with:
Criminal Recklessness C Felony, Criminal Recklessness D Felony 4 counts, and Criminal Gang Activity D Felony
Darrell Rhodes was charged with:
Maintaining a Common Nuisance D Felony, Possession of Marijuana A Misdemeanor, and Possession of Paraphernalia A Misdemeanor.
Evansville Police Department
15 NW Martin Luther King BLVD
Evansville, IN 47708