Selma man pleads guilty to manslaughter and assault from October 2017 shooting

Published 1:54 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A Selma man pleaded guilty to manslaughter and first-degree assault from a fatal nightclub shooting nearly five years ago.

According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, Kenneth Ingram pleaded guilty to manslaughter and first-degree assault in the Dallas County Courthouse on Tuesday.

Ingram and Juantonio Cosby both opened fire at the entrance of an east Selma nightclub on October 22, 2017. Shykereya Leggett, 20, was shot and killed. A 31-year-old Selma man was shot in the leg.

The court heard testimony from Detective Devan McGuire with the Selma Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. At the time, McGuire said investigators reviewed footage from security cameras inside and outside of the nightclub, Prime Ultra Lounge on South Maxey Street.

McGuire added that the footage showed an altercation inside the club where Ingram was hit over the head with a bottle. McGuire said footage showed Leggett being struck and falling to the ground.

Jackson said that Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Don McMillians ordered a pre-sentence investigation and report. Jackson also said that Ingram will be sentenced in a few months.

“Another gunslinger has been taken off the streets,” Jackson said.