Lafayell Deshon “Smooch” Williams, Damien Vashoul “Bam” Simpkins and Shinique L. “Nik” Flournoy have been charged with murder in the shooting death of Kenneth Quarterman Jr. Nine people are now in custody in what authorities say was a gang-related homicide.
The latest arrests were made Thursday afternoon after authorities had announced earlier in the day that six people were in custody for the homicide.
“We had two walk-ins, and we had one we found in Louisville,” Jefferson County Sheriff Gary Hutchins said Friday, adding that the arrest was made by Louisville police and Jefferson County deputies.
“We’re not used to this,” he said of the shootings.
A 12th warrant has been issued in Quarterman’s slaying but the suspect’s name isn’t being released, according to Middle Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altman.
Still at large are Octavius Desmond “Tay Tay” Hickson and Jerrod “Big J” “Blac Boss” Tarver.
Quarterman, 23, was found on the sidewalk in the 500 block of East Fifth Street shortly after midnight Saturday. He was taken to Jefferson Hospital and airlifted to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where he died.
A second man, Charles Lewis Brown III, 25, of Wrens, was shot in the head but survived.
According to authorities, the victims are related and were reportedly standing near each other when the shooting occurred near Club Apollo, which is on the corner of East Fifth and Yazoo streets.