Two charged in attempted juco player shooting

Updated: November 1, 2006, 6:41 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Authorities on Tuesday filed attempted capital murder charges against two Fort Smith men in the shooting of a University of Arkansas-Fort Smith basketball player.

Meshawn Jamar Steward, 16, and William Harold Steward, 25, are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. The Stewards, who are cousins, are accused of shooting Terrist Parramore, 18, of Fort Worth, Texas.

Parramore was in critical condition Tuesday at Sparks Regional Medical Center, said Fort Smith police Sgt. Jarrard Copeland.

Police say they found Parramore lying on the floor of a Ramada Inn banquet room after they answered a call concerning fights and underage drinking at a Halloween party near midnight Saturday.

Witnesses told police that Meshawn Steward shot Parramore after William Steward argued with Parramore. Meshawn Steward will be charged as an adult, said Prosecuting Attorney Steve Tabor.

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