Police: Suspects shoot up neighborhood after teen refuses to join gang


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police arrest a third man they say was involved in a pair of shootings in February that damaged homes, ruptured a gas line and forced the evacuation of a building.

Police say the shootings were in retaliation after a teen refused to join a street gang.

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According to court documents, 25-year-old John Harris drove the vehicle in both shootings on February 28.

Documents say 19-year-old Davontae Cobb and 18-year-old Jacque Jones fired shots into several homes on Hedgewood Court.

During the first shooting, one home was shot 19 times.

The second happened about six hours later. Police say several homes and vehicles were hit by bullets. One bullet struck a gas line, causing it to rupture. Emergency crews had to evacuate a building because of the gas leak.

No one was injured in the shootings but police say more than a dozen people were in danger of being killed or injured.

According to Harris’ arrest citation, the three suspects carried out the shootings after a teen, who lived on Hedgewood Court, refused to join their gang, the “Rollin 60’s Crips.”

Police arrested Cobb last month. Jones was arrested on April 5.

Harris, Cobb and Jones are all charged with criminal gang recruitment, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief.