SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - Three men are in custody in connection to a shooting that left two women dead and injured seven others.
Antonio Marcus Johnson, Jr., 20, of Sikeston; Deantrell Damon Beard, 21, of Sikeston; and Tyshonne Lamar Williams, 20, of Sikeston, were charged with two counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of first-degree assault, nine counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
They all remain in custody at the Mississippi County Jail.
Investigators say this was an ongoing feud involving illegal narcotics sales and gang activity. They said while the party was held at the home on Plantation, they have no reason to believe the homeowners had any involvement with the illegal activities.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Sikeston DPS at 573-471-4711.
The Southeast Missouri Major Case Squad was activated in the investigation.
Around 1:46 a.m. on Sunday, June 7, Sikeston DPS received a call of a noise complaint coming from a party in the 900 block of Plantation.
According to witnesses, shortly after police left the area, a vehicle drove by the party, fired multiple shots and then fled the scene.
Seven victims were injured and were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Two other victims were killed in the shooting.
DPS said 31-year-old Kimyata Haynes, of Charleston, died at the scene.
The second victim, 20-year-old Faquazia Wilson, of Charleston, died at an area hospital while being treated.
“Two young ladies are brutally murdered and several people are there and I know people have information but are somehow reluctant to give it to us,” Sikeston DPS Chief Jim McMillen said. “Without that information, we can’t do our job and we talk about how important it is to have that relationship and it’s something that we need to work on to try to better in our community.”
McMillan said he suspected there are at least two suspects as one drove a car and one fired shots.
Investigators were told the event was a party. The party-goers were also recording a music video.
The authorities believe the shooting took place after the video was completed.
“You have two young ladies that have lost their lives. Just living life and their families are devastated,” Chief James McMillen said. “I talked with one of the mothers of one of the young ladies and she is distraught. We’ve got to get this information in for them, for their justice, but also for the families.”