Suspect arrested in GWC shooting

Published 4:13 pm Friday, September 26, 2008

Earlier Friday afternoon, Selma police officers and detectives began investigating a shooting that occurred at G.W.C. Apartments.

Shortly after 2 p.m., officers responded to a call and found a 36-year-old man wounded twice by gunshots.

“One shot struck him in the right calf, and the second shot struck him in the left foot,” said Lt. David Evans, a spokesman for the Selma Police Department.

Witnesses told officers the suspect used a handgun.

Evans said witnesses also identified the suspect, who officers apprehended a short distance from the scene.

“The suspect is currently in police custody and will be charged with first-degree assault this afternoon, according to Det. Frederick Walker,” Evans said.

Kevin Rivers, 28, a Selma resident, is in custody, the police spokesman said.

“Since the case is still being investigated, further details will be released at a later time when they become available,” Evans said.