GUN VIOLENCE

Crossett police responded to a call of shots fired in downtown Crossett last week, but no one was injured in the incident.

 Crossett Police officers responded to the call Feb. 25 after a man who was sitting in the Family Dollar parking lot and another witness from the Wellness Center each made 911 calls reporting gunshots.

Crossett Police Investigator Eric McCaughn said one man was arrested following the incident. 

McCaughn’s report says that CPD officer Joshua Warren was the first one on scene and he made contact with a witness, who said that the shooter had gone around the corner of the Family Dollar building and was headed south on Pine Street. Warren made contact with the suspected shooter, Tyrell William, 27, who was reportedly in possession of a 9mm handgun and who reportedly admitted he fired shots. McCaughn’s report involves multiple witnesses who allege that William’s brother had been convicted for shooting a man named Nick Lewis, who was killed in Crossett in August. 

Williams reportedly said in his own interview that he was firing at a man named Daryl Gibbs, 37. 

According to an interview in the report, Gibbs was in a vehicle with Lewis’s sister, Jasmine Turner, when they saw Williams walking. Turner said that he appeared to be pulling a gun from his pocket and they had children in the vehicle so Gibbs asked to be let out of the vehicle so that Williams wouldn’t shoot at the car.

Williams reportedly said he shot at Gibbs because they had been, “picking on him,” and he “feared for his life.” 

Investigators did not find a gun on Gibbs or Turner. 

Williams was arrested and booked for aggravated assault, terroristic  act, endangering the welfare of a minor, and discharging a weapon in city limits. 

McCaughn said that Williams went for his first court appearance and is currently being detained on a $50,000 cash only bond.

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