Demarkquez Williams, 18, of Wick Street, was already jailed on charges stemming from another shooting and robbery earlier in the same night. The Corinth Police Department this week charged him with attempted murder and attempted armed robbery, according to Detective Capt. Ralph Dance. Bond was set at $75,000.
Dance said statements from witnesses connected Williams to the crime. The gun used in this shooting and the earlier shooting has been recovered.
Two people accompanied Williams at the time of the shooting — one male and one female subject. A charge of accessory after the fact is expected on the male subject. Dance said the female subject told detectives she did not know that Williams intended to rob anyone, and she has not been charged.
The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Aug. 19 when the subjects approached a man in the Wick Street area. Williams demanded money from the subject, who responded that he didn’t have any. The man ran from the subjects but was shot in the face and leg.
The injuries were not life-threatening.
Williams was arrested Aug. 22 and charged on Aug. 23 with armed robbery and aggravated assault in another shooting that happened about five hours prior to the Wick Street shooting. Also charged with the same offenses was Devon Collins, 19, of Sawyer Road.
The victim in the earlier shooting told police he was at the intersection of North Polk and Highway 2 when he saw a male subject walking toward his vehicle. The motorist rolled down the vehicle window, and the man pulled a gun.
The victim noticed another subject also approaching. One of the men got in the passenger seat, and the other got in the back seat of the vehicle.
The suspects had the man drive to a wooded area where they robbed him and shot him in the leg. The two men then ran from the car.
The victim drove himself to the Corinth Police Department, reporting that he had been robbed and shot, and an officer took him to the hospital.
Williams is also charged with sale of a controlled substance.