MPD makes fourth arrest in shooting of 6-year-old on Azalea Road

Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 4:46 PM CDT
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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile Police have made a fourth arrest in the shooting of a 6-year-old boy at Summer Place Apartments back in August.

MPD said they have arrested Myasia Pettway, 22, in connection with the shooting and are charging her with first degree assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

While her arrest comes nearly a month after the shooting -- Mobile Police Chief Paul Prine says she was always on their radar.

“Chief Prine: Miss Pettway from the onset we believe was involved in some way, shape, form, or fashion. But we also had to garner additional evidence to make sure we had a solid case. Lee: Was she there that morning it happened? -- Chief Prine: I can tell you -- she was there the morning the shooting took place.”

Police have already arrested three teens in connection to the shooting. Pettway now joins 19-year-old Zaire Hughes, 18-year-old Deante Jenkins, and 19-year-old Jamayal Williams. All are still in Metro Jail -- and all four are facing charges of assault first degree and shooting into an occupied dwelling -- in what police say was an ongoing feud.

We’re told the child was asleep that morning when he was hit by multiple stray bullets. Chief Prine also gave an update on the 6-year-old victim -- telling us he’s still in critical but stable condition and no longer on a ventilator.