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Arrests made in shooting of 8-year-old boy

Two arrests have been made in the shooting that injured an 8-year-old Meridian boy.
Two arrests have been made in the shooting that injured an 8-year-old Meridian boy.(WTOK)
Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 2:49 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Two suspects have been arrested in a drive-by shooting that injured an 8-year-old boy Saturday in Meridian.

Cordeyair Brown, 25, and Damontae Rush, 23, are charged with aggravated assault, drive-by shooting, shooting into a dwelling and shooting into a vehicle.

Brown was also charged with the possession of a stolen firearm. His bond is set at $255,000. Rush’s bond was not immediately set.

Cordeyair Brown and Damontae Rush are charged with aggravated assault, drive-by shooting,...
Cordeyair Brown and Damontae Rush are charged with aggravated assault, drive-by shooting, shooting into a dwelling and shooting into a vehicle.(Meridian Police Dept.)
Cordeyair Brown and Damontae Rush are charged with aggravated assault, drive-by shooting,...
Cordeyair Brown and Damontae Rush are charged with aggravated assault, drive-by shooting, shooting into a dwelling and shooting into a vehicle.(Meridian Police Dept.)

Meridian Police Chief Chris Read said the shooting into the home on 25th Avenue stemmed from an earlier fight at a nightclub. Read said the suspects opened fire, hitting the house and a car multiple times.

Chief Read said police are also looking for a third suspect in the shooting.

The child, Lazarus Mathis, is out of the hospital and recovering from his head injury.

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