Man accused of opening fire on home filled with children

Man accused of opening fire on home filled with children
Marvin Lamont Ross (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Marvin Lamont Ross (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man faces aggravated assault charges after Jonesboro police say he opened fire on a home filled with young children.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday police were called to the 1800-block of Fairlane.

When officers arrived, they found a large group of people standing in the street "about to fight," the initial incident report stated.

One of the victims, a 48-year-old man, told police 23-year-old Lazarick Armond Brewster came to his daughter's duplex and tried to go inside.

According to the report, the man's daughter is Brewster's girlfriend.

The victim said he refused to let Brewster in because several of his children and grandchildren were inside. According to the incident report, there were 13 children inside ranging in age from one to 10 years of age.

At that point, the two men began to fight.

It was then, the victim said, that Brewster pulled out a gun and fired one or two rounds at the victim.

The bullets did not hit the man, but did hit the door frame and side of the duplex.

Following the shooting, Brewster then ran into the apartment.

When police searched the home, they reported finding the suspected weapon inside a box of diapers in a bedroom closet.

Officers reported finding a spent shell casing in the yard.

Police arrested Brewster on suspicion of aggravated assault, terroristic threatening and tampering with evidence.

He is currently being held in the Craighead County Detention Center in lieu of a $1,175 cash-only bond awaiting a probable cause hearing.

Officers also arrested the victim's 23-year-old son, Marvin Lamont Ross, on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

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