The final suspect wanted for the Bethel Street murder turned himself in Monday morning.

Shakkory Dashaun Willis, 22, Oak Grove, turned himself in at the Christian County

Jail for his alleged involvement. Willis is charged with murder, first-degree robbery and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

A 19 and 20-year-old were shot around midnight last Thursday at 1923 Bethel Street, leading to the death of one and serious injury to the other, according to Hopkinsville police.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found Dylan Stewart, 19, Hopkinsville, shot in the leg and Corvyan Thomas, 20, Hopkinsville, unresponsive with a gunshot wound. Stewart was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center while Thomas died from his injuries.

HPD’s investigation led to five arrests in connection to the murder, last Friday.

According to an HPD press release, the shooting and murder occurred during a robbery at the Bethel Street home.

Officers arrested James J. Yates, 21, and Lane D. Carter, 20, both of Hopkinsville, on charges of first-degree robbery and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

Officer also arrested three juveniles involved in the shooting, however, none of their names were released.

Two of the juveniles were charged with first-degree complicity to robbery and the other was charged first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and possession of a forged instrument, according to the release..

According to arrest reports, Carter drove the vehicle that took the suspects to the Bethel Street home while Yates entered the home during the robbery.

Reports also reveal one of the juveniles involved in the robbery is 14 years old.


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