UPDATE: Teen charged in FS drive-by; Fort Smith police release names of shooting victims


FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFTA) — UPDATE: A teen is charged in a drive-by shooting of two other teens in Fort Smith on Friday, December 6, according to the Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney.

Jaylen Monzell Coleman, 17, was charged Tuesday, December 10, with felony unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, two felony counts of first-degree battery in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

Coleman will be arraigned on Wednesday, December 11, in Sebastian County Court. No bond has been set in the case.


The names of the two who were shot Friday, Dec. 6 have been released.

Raekwon Adams, 18, and Jiywian Hughes, 19, were shot about 9:45 p.m. Friday after leaving a party. Witnesses with the two told police someone in a gray Dodge Charger drove beside them and started shooting.

Bullets hit the front passenger window and front passenger side fender, according to police.

The two initially went to Baptist Health on Towson Avenue. Not long after, Adams was taken to a hospital in Little Rock where he remains in critical condition, according to police.

Hughes sustained injuries that are currently listed as non-life-threatening.

A juvenile male has been arrested in connection with the matter, according to police.

The investigation continues.

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