UPDATE: Suspects identified in nightclub fight video
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg Police have identified the people involved in a fight that occurred before a teenager was shot to death at a night club in the Hub City.
Jabarri Goudy, 17, of Collins was shot to death in the parking lot of Club Memories around 2:00 a.m. Sunday.
"The females involved in the fight that we were hoping to talk to, have all been identified and all been cleared, and none are facing charges," said Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler.
Investigators discovered the footage of the fight on Facebook, and immediately started searching for answers.
On Wednesday, Hattiesburg Police reached out to the public for help; in hopes the ones involved witnessed something useful to the investigation.
Traxler said by Thursday morning, the people in the cell phone video that surfaced on Facebook had voluntarily come to the police department.
"The investigation is still ongoing, even though we identified them, the case as a whole is still under investigation," said Traxler.
Hattiesburg Police have arrested four suspects in connection to the shooting death of Jabarri Goudy, 17, of Collins; but indicate that other arrests are pending.
Goudy died Sunday morning at Forrest General Hospital after being involved in a shooting at Club Memories at 1720 North 31st Avenue in Hattiesburg.
Traxler said the shooting occurred around 2:15 a.m. in the parking lot of the club, and Goudy was transported to the hospital in a personal vehicle.
According to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem, the preliminary autopsy showed that Goudy died from multiple gunshot wounds he sustained during the shooting.
The suspects in custody made their initial appearance in court Wednesday morning before Judge Jonathan Farris.
Police arrested Arthur Jones Jr., 23 of Gulfport, late Monday evening and charged him with murder. Jones appeared Wednesday for his initial appearance where his bond was set at $500,000. Jones told the judge that he does have a previous arrest, stemming from a disturbing the peace charge.
Keith Lee, 33 of Gulfport, was also arrested late Monday night and was originally charged with hindering prosecution, but through the investigation, his charges were upgraded to accessory after the fact of murder. Keith's bond was set at $250,000 and a hold was placed on him by the Mississippi Department of Corrections for being out on parole from a previous felony conviction. Keith told the judge he has three previous felonies, one of those being armed robbery.
Montrelle Lee, 34 of Gulfport, was also arrested late Monday evening and charged with hindering prosecution. Montrelle's bond was set at $100,000 and a hold was placed on him by the Mississippi Department of Corrections for being out on parole from a previous felony conviction. Montrelle told the judge his two prior felonies are for robbery and possession with intent to distribute.
A fourth suspect, Nijah Gray-Lane, 21 of Biloxi, was arrested late Tuesday night and charged with hindering prosecution, and bond was set at $50,000. Gray told the judge her only association with Hattiesburg and Forrest County is the fact that she has been a part of the National Guard at Camp Shelby for two years. Gray said she was previously arrested in February 2015 for a misdemeanor shoplifting charge.
As far as other people that could be involved in the incident, police need your help.
"We believe they are tied to this shooting and that is why we need to speak to them," Traxler said.
If anyone has any information regarding the shooting or the fight, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.