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Grand Hall shooting connected to Mobile homicide

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Jarmarkus Holifield (Photo: Mobile County Metro Jail) Jarmarkus Holifield (Photo: Mobile County Metro Jail)

Investigators release new developments in a shooting case that injured several and took the life of a teenager at The Grand Hall on Easter Sunday. 

An innocent bystander, Anesa Baker, lost her life that night during a teen party and investigators revealed more information about the alleged shooter's intended target.

Nineteen-year-old, Jamarkus Holified, is charged with assault and murder in connection to the shooting-death of 15-year-old Anesa Baker.

Investigators say Holifield's target the night of the shooting was actually 18-year-old, Jay'Marcus Jefferson. 

Jefferson was shot and killed during a drive-by on Driftwood Drive a few weeks after The Grand Hall shooting. 

Investigators say the two cases are connected but not related.

Prosecutors interviewed a witness who says they received a Facebook call and Facebook messages from Holifield after the Grand Hall shooting. 

The witness said Holifield stated he needed help getting rid of a gun that killed someone.

"The real issue here is that young people are trying to solve their problems with guns by shooting at each other. I think it's an epidemic in our community and in our country. There are groups of them that form gangs together and that seems to be what they're doing and innocent people are dying from it."

The pain is still fresh for the loved ones of Baker. 

A group of people showed up to court wearing t-shirts with her name and face on it.

Many of them sobbed inside the courtroom as the details of the shooting case were read aloud. 

The case will now move to a grand jury. 

The Mobile County District Attorney's office says The Grand Hall investigation is still ongoing, and they plan to process even more people in connection to the Easter shooting. 

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