Hardie Avenue shooting suspect captured in Birmingham

Published 3:09 pm Wednesday, September 18, 2013

After the arrest of Lamarious Reshad Prince, 21, Sunday in Birmingham, it appears now each of the seven suspects tied to a March shooting on Hardie Avenue are now in custody.

princeforwebThe Selma Police Department announced Wednesday Prince was arrested in Birmingham Tuesday, with the assistance of the Technical Operations Group investigators and the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Birmingham Division.

According to Lt. Curtis Muhannad with the Selma Police Department, at the time of Prince’s arrest he was armed with a Tec-9 automatic weapon. Prince, a convicted felon, will be forwarded for prosecution.

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In connection with the March incident on the 2300 block Hardie Avenue, Prince has been charged with one count of attempted murder, one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and one count of discharging a firearm into unoccupied vehicle. Following his arrest, Prince has been placed on the Dallas County Jail under a $2.7 million bond.

At around 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Hardie Avenue in response to calls of shots fired and several suspects with guns. According to Selma Chief of Police William T. Riley, in an interview with the Times-Journal in March, prior to the officers’ arrival, individuals were standing in a yard being “loud and arguing.”

“This went on for a brief moment when several of the individuals retrieved handguns and semi-automatic rifles and started shooting in the neighborhood,” Riley said. “During the shooting, a number of vehicles and homes were hit and there were a number of children in the area when the shooting started. Some of those homes and vehicles were occupied at the time of the shooting.

After the shootings, seven suspects were identified as being involved. In addition to Prince, the suspects included: Darryl Dewayne Johnson, Ernest Bernard Gunn, Theodore Thespian Stallworth, Kenyada Dukes, Willie Earl Calhoun and James Cantrell Bender.