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American Legion charter suspended after Kensett shooting, brawl

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KENSETT, AR (KAIT/AP) – The American Legion charter in Kensett has been suspended indefinitely after a teenager was shot during a private graduation party at the facility over the weekend.

A spokesman for the American Legion Department of Arkansas says all American Legion signs must be removed from the facility in Kensett.

According to the White County Sheriff's Department, officers were called to the American Legion Hut on Norrid Street just before 2:30 on the morning of May 5 in reference to a shooting. It was determined that two groups of people got into a verbal argument which turned into to a "physical melee".

Javienee Q. Martin of Newport was shot during the fight and was taken to the White County Medical Center for treatment. Mario M. Fields of Kensett was also assaulted. The sheriff's department states the two men were the only ones injured in the brawl.

Clarence Chatmon, who oversees the building, says he believes the suspension will be lifted after the shooting investigation is complete. Chatmon tells The Daily Citizen (http://bit.ly/ZNae4t ) that low membership numbers also contributed to the suspension.

Chatmon says the American Legion post in Kensett has had a charter since 2003.

No suspect has been named in the shooting. If you have any information about the fight and shooting you are asked to call the White County Sheriff's Department at (501) 279-6279.

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