One dead, two charged in shooting

By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

A 17-year-old is dead, an elderly woman was shot in the face, and two young Grenada men face murder charges following a Thursday afternoon shooting spree on Adams Street.

Capt. George Douglas of the Grenada Police Department identified the dead teen as Alexander Trevone Farmer.

Douglas identified the injured woman as Charlene Hudson, 69, who was hit by gunfire as she sat on the front porch of her home.

The two arrested were identified by Douglas as Kelvin Mohead, 17, of Forrest Hill Drive, and Toddrick Crawford, 21, of Shelby Drive.

According to the Grenada County Jail arrest docket, Crawford was booked on charges of murder and aggravated assault-manifesting extreme indifference. Mohead was booked on charges of murder and aggravated assault.

Bonds for both are $500,000.

Capt. Douglas said the shooting occurred in the 1000 block of Adams Street around four o’clock.

According to the Grenada Police Department’s incident report, Farmer was shot as he drove a gray Toyota car south on Adams Street. The report states that as Farmer traveled on Adams Street, his vehicle was “shot upon.” As Farmer attempted to drive away, his vehicle crossed the Adams Street and Govan Street intersection and plowed into a home in the 200 block of Govan.

After Farmer’s car crashed, a passenger, identified on the police incident report as Kendall Crockett, crawled out of the car.

“The passenger said he pulled Trey out of the vehicle and noticed he wasn’t moving and barely breathing,” an officer stated in the report.

Douglas said officers performed CPR on Farmer, who had a pulse at the time of the accident.

“He was later transported to UMMC-Grenada where he was pronounced dead,” Douglas said.

In the mix of the shooting, Hudson was struck in the left side of her jaw, forearm and in the back of her neck.

Hudson was transported to the UMMC-Grenada and later airlifted to UMMC-Jackson. Her condition was unknown Friday.

The Grenada Fire Department was also called to the scene, and, according to Fire Chief Ronnie Willis, the threat of natural gas inside the house hit by the car, along with gas leaking from the vehicle, had fire responders on high alert.

“We never know whether there will be gas presence, so firefighters needed to be at the scene,” Willis said.

No one inside the house was injured.

Look for additional details in the Tuesday print and online editions.