MONROE, The. (KTVE/KARD) – On Thursday, March 24, 2022, the Monroe Police Department was dispatched to the 2000 block of Peach Street regarding a drive-by shooting. During officers’ investigation, they discovered that approximately 17 rounds of 9mm and 40 caliber rounds had been fired from a gun and into an apartment complex, hitting several apartments and injuring a tenant in the complex.
Officers also learned that the bullets were fired from a black four-door sedan occupied by four suspects and that the vehicle was traveling from an apartment complex on the east side of Monroe. Officers said CCTV footage of the apartment complex led authorities to identify Keythandrius Kamari Reed, 23, as the driver and Josiah Micah Williams, 18, as one of the passengers.
Officers located Reed and questioned him about the incident. According to officers, Reed indicated that he was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the alleged drive-by shooting, but had no knowledge of the other suspects’ plans to shoot at the apartment complex.
Reed was placed under arrest and transported to Ouachita Correctional Center. He was charged with assault by drive-by shooting.
As for Williams, he was reportedly seen on video removing a weapon from the trunk of the vehicle and concealing it as he climbed into the front passenger seat. Williams was located at his residence in Morehouse Parish and authorities discovered a .40 caliber pistol and a 9mm pistol stolen from inside his bedroom.
Williams was transported to the Monroe Police Department and questioned by officers. After reading his Miranda rights, he informed officers that he had no knowledge of the drive-by shooting incident.
Williams was transported to Ouachita Correctional Center. He was charged with assault by drive-by shooting.