Two Men Injured in Jefferson County Shooting

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AR (News release) - Criminal Investigators from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting of two men at the residence at 10262 Princeton Pike Road.

Police identify the victims as Albert Ellis, 21, and Ryan Bell, 22.

Investigators arrested Cordero Avery, 26, on 2 counts of Arkansas Criminal Code Annotated A.C.A. Terroristic Act and 2 counts of A.C.A, 1st Degree Battery. 

A preliminary investigation conducted by investigators revealed that Avery shot at a vehicle occupied by Kayla Wilson and Meagan Atwood, while departing from Avery’s home after trying to buy drugs.

A short time later, a vehicle occupied by Ellis and Bell arrived at Avery’s residence along with another vehicle occupied by Wilson and Atwood, acquaintances of both Ellis and Bell.

All parties got out of their vehicles and approached the front door of Avery’s residence, where they were met by Avery and exchanged gunfire. Ellis and Bell sustained gunshot wounds and were taken by private vehicle to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.

Avery is currently being held at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center (DBDC) without bond.

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