2 teens, 1 man arrested after shooting a prom ‘after party’ in Paducah

Omarion Harper (Source: Paducah Police Department)
Omarion Harper (Source: Paducah Police Department)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Two teenagers and one man face charges after a weekend shooting left four injured at a prom after-party in Paducah.

Paducah police say Omariyon Harper, 20, of Union City, Tennessee turned himself in around 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday. He is charged in warrants with four counts of first-degree assault and 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on charges of four counts of complicity to first-degree assault and two counts of possession of a firearm by a juvenile.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on charges of four counts of first-degree assault, 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and one count of possession of a firearm by a juvenile.

Paducah police responded to reports of a shooting at the W.C. Young Community Center at 505 S. 8th Street around 1:10 a.m. Sunday, April 30.

Officers were told there was a disturbance that led to multiple gunshots fired in the parking lot.

Four people between the ages of 14 and 20 were struck and have non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Paducah Police Department. A 20-year-old man, 18-year-old woman, 14-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy were injured either by gunshots or flying shrapnel.

The 16 year old is accused of being a participant in the altercation. He turned himself in to detectives early Wednesday morning and was booked into McCracken
County Juvenile Detention Center.

A 17 year old is one of the two people accused of shooting at each other. He also turned himself in late Wednesday morning and was taken into custody. He also was
booked into Juvenile Detention.

Detectives obtained a warrant charging Harper with being the second shooter.

Police say Harper and the juveniles have had an ongoing disagreement which culminated.

Police confirmed two people were shooting at each other. Numerous other people were in the immediate area and in danger of being injured, according to police.

Since Sunday morning, detectives have interviewed dozens of people, many of whom attended the party. They also followed up on more than 50 tips that were received.

The investigation continues. Anyone who was at the party or who has information about the incident is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

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