16-Year-Old Shot in Sedalia
On Thursday night around 10:43 p.m. Sedalia Police responded to 7th and Missouri on a call of shots fired.
Investigation revealed there was a fight between several subjects, one of whom pulled a gun and began shooting several times, according to the report.
A 16-year-old male, later identified as Darrius Cotton of Belton, was struck twice and transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center by his friends.
Cotton was later transported to Columbia Medical Center, the report said.
The suspects, 20-year old Patrick Covington (above) and 18-year old Keyshawn Flowers (below), were later located in an apartment in the 14000 block of Centerline Ave, in Cole Camp.
About 90 minutes later, Patrick Covington came out of the apartment and was arrested. And an hour after that, as a SWAT Team with the Missouri State Highway Patrol prepared to make entry, the other suspect, Keyshawn Flowers, gave up and was arrested. Sedalia Police and Benton County sheriff's deputies were also involved at the scene.
A search of the apartment revealed two guns believed to be used in the incident.
Both suspects were taken to the Sedalia Police Department, and during the interviews, both Covington and Flowers reportedly admitted their involvement in the shooting.
They were then transported to the Pettis County Jail and charged with 1st Degree Assault, Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, Resisting Arrest and Stealing.
According to the report, Cotton was listed in stable condition.