Monday, 17 December 2018 14:32

Man Pleads Guilty as Downtown Shooter

Dec. 17, 2018 – A 21-year-old Mississippi man has pled guilty to reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon for shooting into a crowded parking lot last year at 200 Wagner Street in Downtown, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Corey Woods of Hernando was sentenced to two years in prison by Criminal Court Judge John Campbell, who denied Woods’ request for diversion but granted probation.
The incident occurred shortly before midnight on April 16, 2017, when an argument broke out involving several members of a large crowd in the parking lot near Beale Street and Riverside Drive.
As one vehicle exited the lot and headed west on Beale, two men in the vehicle began firing handguns toward the parking lot from the sunroof and the rear passenger-side window. No one was hit, but two windows on one woman’s car were shattered by the gunfire.
A witness identified the shooters as Woods and his brother, Desmond Bowen, 23, also of Hernando. They were arrested four days later. Charges against Bowen are still pending.
The shooting was captured on cellphone video.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Stephen Ragland of the DA’s Crime Strategies Prosecution Unit which incorporates and expands the work of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, the Organized Crime Unit, Project Safe Neighborhood/Gundone, GunStat, the Safe Streets Task Force and the Violent Crime Unit.