Dakevious Chatman
Dakevious Chatman

Argument leads to Saturday shootout in Wetumpka

Published 11:42am Monday, March 10, 2014

A 22-year-old Wetumpka man was arrested Saturday night and charged with two counts of first-degree assault in connection with a Saturday evening shooting in west Wetumpka.

Dakevious Chatman was placed in the Elmore County Jail after being taken into custody for allegedly shooting an Elmore teen he had gotten into an argument with.

Wetumpka police responded to reports of shots fired on South Opothleohola Street about 6 p.m. Saturday. Wetumpka Deputy Police Chief Anthony Crenshaw said the incident happened in the roadway.

“We are still working on finding out a motive,” said Crenshaw.

At present police only know that an apparent disagreement between the two men escalated into gunfire.

Kadeem Jackson, 19, was transported to a local hospital. Crenshaw said he is still hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and confirmed that Jackson suffered more than one gunshot wound.

“There was also a female juvenile caught in the crossfire,” Crenshaw said. “She was subsequently treated and released.”

Once on the scene police immediately cordoned off the area as onlookers began to gather. Although Chatman fled officers quickly located and arrested him.

Jackson fired shots during the altercation as well, Crenshaw said.

A home on West Bridge Street received collateral damage.

“A residence was hit,” Crenshaw said. “There was minimal damage and no injuries. The bullet didn’t penetrate into the house.”

Crenshaw said the incident is still under investigation.

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