Man arrested after armed robbery now facing charges for Paducah prom after-party shooting
PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A man arrested last month in connection with an armed robbery now faces charges related to a shooting at a Paducah prom after-party in April.
Jamarree Holland, 18, of South 25th Street, faces four counts of first-degree assault and 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
Holland was arrested August 23 in Mayfield on a warrant charging him with first-degree robbery for the March hold-up of a man who said
he met two men with the intention of buying drugs, but was robbed at gunpoint of cash and a handgun.
When Holland was arrested Paducah detectives seized a firearm that was found in the vehicle Holland was driving.
An investigation revealed the gun was stolen early this year, but the owner did not report the theft.
Holland was charged with receiving stolen property.
Paducah police detectives sent the handgun to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for ballistic testing.
Results received show the firearm matches shell casings recovered from the scene of a shooting April 30 outside the W.C. Young Center, where a prom after-party was taking place.
Four people, ages 20, 18, 17 and 14, were injured, either by gunshots or by flying shrapnel.
Detectives interviewed Holland at the police department. He is charged him with four counts of first-degree assault and 12 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
Holland remained in McCracken County Regional Jail on Sept. 12.
So far, eight people have been charged in connection with the shooting.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550.