Warrant issued for shooting suspect

 By REGGIE ROSS
Staff Writer

The Grenada Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for a Grenada man in connection with Monday night’s shooting in the Walmart parking lot.

Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley said a warrant for aggravated assault has been issued for a man he identified as Anthony Spearman, 23, of Grenada.

Two  people suffered gunshot wounds. A man Hartley identified as LeeKedrick Moore of Grenada was shot once in the foot, and a 17-year-old juvenile was shot in the abdomen area.

“Mr. Moore was transported to the hospital by ambulance, and the 17-year-old was flown by helicopter to a Jackson hospital where he is recovering.”  The youth was transported to UMMC Grenada by private vehicle, Hartley said.

The shooting remains under investigation, and police are trying to determine a motive, Hartley said.

According to the police department’s incident report, officers were dispatched to a shooting at the Walmart parking lot shortly after 8 p.m. When officers arrived, they made contact with a man who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot.

According to information from the incident report, police spoke with witnesses who told them that after shopping and putting carts away, they saw two males holding pistols and soon after heard eight shots. According to the witnesses, they saw one victim putting on his shoe when the two males began shooting at him.

According to the incident report, Detective Commander Kenith Sanders and Investigator Chris Brown removed eight shell casings from the parking lot.

The Grenada Police Department, the Grenada County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office all responded to the scene.

“This had nothing to do with anything with Walmart,” Hartley said, “but the witnesses and surveillance system there were a big help with our investigation.”

According to the report, the rear tire of a shopper’s vehicle was also shot in the fray.

Hartley said if anyone has any information, contact the Grenada Police Department at 227-TIPS, 226-1211 or 911.