Teen charged, no injuries in Meadowbrook drive-by shooting

Jaitwan Dontrell Rogers
Ryan Phillips
DTL Editor

A teenager is behind bars after West Point police say he shot at a vehicle in a subdivision on the south side of the city on Christmas Eve.

According to Clay County Jail records, 18-year-old Jaitwan Dontrell Rogers is charged with drive-by shooting, simple assault.

West Point Police Chief Avery Cook said the shooting occurred somewhere in the Meadowbrook neighborhood, but could not provide an exact physical address.

Cook said no one was in the vehicle struck by gunfire and there were no injuries to report from the incident.

He then said Rogers turned himself in the same day as the shooting and that investigators believe Rogers and the person targeted had some kind of dispute the day before, which prompted the shooting.

Rogers was booked into the Clay County Jail at 1:38 a.m. on Christmas morning and his bond was set at $250,373.25.

“From what investigators are saying, I think they got into an altercation the day before and that’s what we’re thinking,” Cook said, when asked if the suspect knew those targeted by the shooting.

The shooting remains under investigation and it is unclear at this time if any other arrests will be made.