MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - It was a scary night for residents at the Pearson Park Apartments in Theodore Wednesday, October 30, when the Mobile SWAT team surrounded an apartment demanding a shooting suspect surrender.
FOX10 News was on scene when 23-year old Juquan Malik Selmon-Ward crawled out of the apartment on his stomach and was taken into custody. He was charged with first degree assault.
Mobile Police said they were called to Carol Plantation Drive around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday when a 19 and 20-year-old were shot. Police said one victim was shot at a house on Carol Plantation Road, while the other was shot at the Pearson Apartment Complex.
Both victims were taken to USA Medical Center and are listed in stable condition.
“One person was shot in the face, neck and leg and we had another shot once in the leg both of those male were transported to USA medical center where both are in stable conduit at this time,” said Mobile Police Department spokesperson Ashley Rains.
Jessica Pryor said she lives next to where the shooting happened.
"I was lying in the bed trying to get the little one to take a nap and heard three or four gun shots. Saw them jump the fence. One was wearing all black and one was wearing a red shirt,” Pryor said.
The shooting forced Hankins Middle School and Nan Gray Davis Elementary School to go on lockdown, worrying parents like Joanie Bexley.
“My daughter texted me and said, 'Mama, it's okay, we’re going to be okay.' Then she called me and the phone was muffled and I heard someone say, 'Get down, get down,' and then she finally texted me and said it was really getting serious. She said, 'I love you, mama. please don't worry about us,'" Bexley said.
That lockdown was lifted a few hours later but police remained at the schools and on scene.
“We received good information one of the suspects was still here in the apartment complex inside one of the apartments,” Rains said.
Police don’t know what ties the suspect has to the apartment complex. They also said more arrests may be coming.
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