Police have arrested Erik Laval Thompson Jr., the 14 year-old boy who was responsible for shooting two people at Players Family Billiards in Whitehall. Thompson is charged with murder for the shooting death of Jaurice Blakely (the second person in the shooting was injured). Robert T. Cox II and Per’Shawda Crawfordwere were also arrested for complicity. (deb)
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Previously Jan. 15, 2015
Police charge 14 year-old with Whitehall bar shooting
Whitehall Police have issued a juvenile warrant for 14 year-old Erik Laval Thompson Jr., who they say is responsible for shooting two people (killing one, and injuring the other) at Players Family Billiards. Two other people (Robert T. Cox II and Per’Shawda Crawfordwere) also arrested and charged with complicity to murder. A car in the parking lot was shot at, but the car and its owner haven’t been identified.
Investigators say Thompson’s whereabouts are unknown.
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Previously Jan. 14, 2015
Whitehall shooting leaves one dead, one injured
UPDATE: Around 12:20 a.m., Whitehall police officers responded to Players Family Billiards on E Main St. (in the 4300 block). When police arrived on the scene, they found Jaurice Blakely and James Reichgott suffering from gunshot wounds. Blakely was pronounced dead at the scene and Reichgott was taken to an area hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to the leg. He was treated and released.
Whitehall detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting, along with BCI agents.
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Previously Jan. 13, 2015 (9:56 a.m.)
Police investigating shooting at Whitehall bar
Whitehall police are investigating a shooting that took place around 12:15 a.m. (Tues.) at Players Family Billiards on E Main St. Medics were on the scene, but police haven’t released information on the number of people injured or the extent of their injuries.