23-year-old Joshua “9hunnit Racko” Alexander was charged with nine counts of reckless endangerment after accidentally shooting a woman at the River Trace Apartments with an AR-15. The bullet pierced through the woman’s chest, resulting in her transportation to Methodist North and Regional One hospitals for medical clearance.
On June 25th, officers were dispatched to Methodist North Hospital in regards to a reported shooting. Upon arrival, law enforcement made contact with Brooke Snell, who informed officers that someone unintentionally shot her while at the River Trace Apartments. Snell’s boyfriend, Kendre Collier, met with law enforcement shortly after Snell’s statement. Collier gave the location of the incident, 2215 W Rivertrace Dr. Snell would later be transported to Regional One Hospital, where a formal statement was given by the woman to officers. Snell advised to detectives and law enforcement present that Joshua Alexander accidentally shot her with an AR-15. Officers proceeded to obtain a search warrant for the apartment. Once receiving the warrant, a search of the residence was initiated.
Upon arrival at the apartment, contact was made with Alexxis Alexander, who provided law enforcement an additional statement. Alexander stated to be inside the residence during the incident, hearing multiple shots fired outside. Shortly after Alexander heard the gunfire, the woman observed that Snell had been shot. Officers proceeded to move to the location where Alexander heard the gunfire and discovered several bullet casings behind a building adjacent to the apartment.
Detectives proceeded to meet with various residents in both buildings. Jalia Ambrose claimed to have been sleeping at the time of the incident but was awakened by multiple shots fired near her residence. Ambrose stated that the gunfire left her in fear for her safety, per report. Cyril Henry, a military veteran, reported that the overheard shots were reminiscent of Iraq. Another resident, David Woody, was additionally awakened by the gunfire and observed two male subjects outside quickly escorting a woman to a vehicle.
Joshua and Stephanie Alexander arrived at the scene following the execution of the warrant and were both detained for further investigation. Stephanie stated to have witnessed Joshua accidentally shoot Snell with the assault weapon. According to the affidavit, the woman had recently purchased the rifle. Officers were then led to the location of the weapon. Alexander waived his Miranda rights during questioning and admitted to accidentally firing at Snell when attempting to dislodge the rifle’s magazine. The man claimed there to be six individuals inside the residence at the time of the incident.
Joshua Alexander was arrested and charged with nine counts of reckless endangerment. His bond was set at $50,000.