Bonds reduced in drive-by shooting

Staff Writer

Bonds have been reduced for two men charged in connection with the death of a nine-month-old child in a drive-by shooting.

In the preliminary hearing for John Tyler Brown, 20, of Holcomb, and Shaquille Chamberlain, 19, of Grenada, Municipal Judge Rusty Harlow reduced bonds from the originally-set $1 million.

Brown’s bond was reduced to $500,000, and Chamberlain’s bond was reduced to $100,000. Harlow bound both cases over to a Grenada County Grand Jury.

Pending both making bond, Harlow required Brown and Chamberlain to wear ankle monitors.

Brown and Chamberlain are both charged with the shooting death of Rashan Riley, the baby struck by a stray bullet on Adams Street on Aug. 15.

“This is an incredibility tragic event to occur in our city,” Harlow said.

Details surrounding the shooting became clearer as Police Investigator Detective Kenith Sanders gave a brief testimony about his investigation.

Sanders testified in municipal court Monday that Brown and Chamberlain were driving along Adams Street when they approached two individuals who were walking. Sanders said threats were made and guns were displayed during a brief exchange in which Brown and Chamberlain drove away in a blue Toyota Avalon.

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