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Posted on: November 16, 2010 1:56 pm
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Two arrests in Southern Miss shooting case

Posted by Tom Fornelli

So far we haven't heard much good news following the shooting of three Southern Miss football players over the weekend.  While all three have been upgraded to fair condition, we've also found out that Martez Wilson is paralyzed from the waist down and that Tim Green cannot speak due to their wounds.

Still, there is some good news today, as the Hattiesburg police have made two arrests in connection to the shooting.
Police have arrested two people in the shootings of three University of Southern Mississippi football players and are looking for a third.

Hattiesburg Police Sgt. Allen Murray said at a news conference Tuesday that Patricia Loftin Brown and Cleothus Wilkerson, both of Bassfield, were arrested Monday night.


Murray says each has been charged with three counts of accessory after the fact of aggravated assault in the shooting of Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones.
The police have also issued an arrest warrant for Travis Brown of Prentiss, Mississippi on three counts of aggravated assault, which would mean he's the shooter.

All three players are still listed in fair condition at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.
Posted on: November 15, 2010 2:16 pm
 

Southern Miss player may be paralyzed

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Chip Patterson reported about the three Southern Miss players who were shot outside a nightclub early Sunday morning yesterday, and now that we're getting more updates on the shooting, there's good news and bad news.  The good news is that Martez Smith, Tim Green and Deddrick Jones are now all listed in fair condition.  The bad news is that it appears that Martez Smith may be paralyzed from the waist down because of the shooting.

According to a report from WAPT.com, Smith's grandfather, James Smith, said his grandson told him that he can't move his legs.

"My son called me and told me he couldn't move his legs," said James Smith, fighting off tears in his eyes.

"Young man, old man like me, I could see, but a young man? That's tough."

Obviously, this is terrible news for Smith, his family, and Southern Mississippi.  Smith hasn't played since suffering an injury on October 9th, and the school is yet to confirm the report of his paralysis.

Police are still investigating the shooting, and no arrests have been made.

Hat tip: CFT
 
 
 
 
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