JACKSON, TN (abc24.com) - Police in Jackson, Tennessee have filed charges against a suspect in a deadly shooting at a local nightclub on Feb. 26.
30-year-old Travis Lamonte Steed faces two charges of Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. at Karma Lounge on West Main Street. Investigators say Steed pulled out a gun inside the club and tried to confront a 22-year-old man from Memphis. A commotion ensued, and Steed fired shots into a group of people. Two people returned fire, striking Steed several times.
16 people were injured by gunfire; 19-year-old Lecarlos Todd of Memphis was killed. Two other people were injured as they were trying to get out of the building.
Steed was airlifted to The MED in Memphis in critical condition and was taken into custody on a parole violation warrant upon his release from the hospital. Steed had been on parole since June 2011 for convictions on a 2005 drug charge and a 2006 reckless endangerment charge. He violated probation when he was arrested in December 2011 for drug possession and evading arrest. Steed was out on bond when the shooting occurred.
The other two suspects who fired shots in the nightclub have been identified, Jackson investigators say. Once ballistic evidence has been evaluated at the state crime lab, additional charges could be filed.
The Karma Lounge has since closed its doors.