UPDATE: Three Arrests After Friday Night Shooting
JACKSON, Tenn. - JPD calls Friday night shooting at Taco Bell a "drug deal gone wrong."
Officers arrested two - Preston Gray, 23, of Enville, and Allen Evans, 36, of Chicago. Both face charge of especially aggravated robbery. Evans faces two additional weapons charges. Gray faces drug and evading charges.
Police say a woman in the car with the victim was also arrested on an outstanding warrant. Tracey Chambliss, 30, of Madison County, is charged with violation of community corrections and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The victim, a 29-year-old man from Madison County, was shot in both legs and released from the hospital around 3 a.m., according to JPD.
Investigators believe Gray set up the drug deal with the victim. They met at the Taco Bell, where officers said the victim tried to sell Gray and Evans fake drugs packaged as real narcotics. During the exchange, according to police, Evans took the drugs then demanded money. When the victim refused, he was shot.
Officers recovered a gun and the simulated drugs in Gray's car. The gun had previously been reported stolen in Madison County.
Officers were lead on a brief chase. They used spike strips and a PIT maneuver to stop the car driven by Gray at Fernlawn St. and Cherry Place. Neither Gray nor Evans were seriously injured.
Gray, Evans and Chambliss were taken to the Madison County Jail.