Crime

19-year-old shot multiple times. Third suspect in custody, Gulfport police say

Ashia Johnson, left, Kameron Bettis and Fredrick Quin
Ashia Johnson, left, Kameron Bettis and Fredrick Quin Gulfport Police Department

Police have arrested the third suspect sought in an armed robbery and shooting they say seriously wounded a 19-year-old at 19th Street and 47th Avenue.

Police arrested Kameron Bettis on Wednesday, taking him into custody on Cuandet Road. Two other suspects, Fredrick Quin and Ashia Johnson, were arrested Monday. All three are 18.

The victim was in serious condition when he was taken to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport, police Sgt. Clayton Fulks said.

The hospital notified police at 1:24 a.m. Monday that a young man was seriously injured with multiple gunshots, Fulks said. The wounded man remained hospitalized and in serious condition.

The neighborhood where he was shot is a few blocks east of the Naval Construction Battalion Center.

All three suspects face one count each of armed robbery and aggravated assault. Bonds for each total $100,000 as set by Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray.

In addition, Johnson faces an additional felony charge alleging she tampered with physical evidence. That charge carries an additional bond of $50,000.

Bettis and Johnson were being held at the Harrison County jail. Quin was released on bond Tuesday, the jail docket shows.

Robin Fitzgerald, 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews
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