Two men are being held without bond in connection with a February 4 incident in Collinsville, according to a release form Henry County Sheriff Wayne Davis.
Around 6:42 p.m. that evening, Davis said, the Martinsville/Henry County 911 Center received multiple calls about shots being fired at the Tobacco and Vape Shop located at 2954 Virginia Ave., Collinsville. When Henry County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, they found that a Ford Escape, which was later determined to be involved in the shooting, was wrecked in Hardee’s parking lot, located directly across from the road from the Tobacco and Vape Shop.
The vehicle was vacant but had what appeared to be blood in it, Davis said. A short time later, another call came in about two men inside Wendy’s, located at 2801 Virginia Ave. Collinsville, yelling for help. One of the men was bleeding. Before the deputies arrived, the two allegedly ran out of Wendy’s and went across the street to the Valero gas station. Deputies were able to locate one of the males inside the gas station. He didn’t have any injuries.
The second man was found in the Collinsville Plaza parking lot, which is adjacent to the Valero gas station. The man was identified as Jamel Daeshaun Turner, 24, of 3305 Sunset Road, Collinsville.
Turner, who suffered from apparent gunshot wounds to his right arm and left leg, was transported to SOVAH Health of Martinsville, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
While deputies were dealing with that situation, another man with a gunshot wound to his torso came into the Emergency Room at SOVAH Health of Martinsville. He was identified as Da’Rehyon Monte Rucker, 22, of 523 Glendale St., Martinsville.
Deputies responding to the hospital determined that Rucker was allegedly involved in the shooting at the Tobacco and Vape Shop. Turner also was treated at SOVAH Health for non-life-threatening injuries.
During the investigation, authorities allege that neither victim was cooperative. However, surveillance footage from the Tobacco and Vape Shop showed how the incident took place.
Allegedly, Turner had driven to the Tobacco and Vape Shop so that a family member could go inside to purchase some items. As he was sitting in the vehicle, Rucker arrived and parked next to Turner and then got out of his vehicle to go inside the store.
As he is walking away from his vehicle, another man allegedly steps out of his vehicle and begins shooting at Rucker, who authorities alleged can then be seen running away and going around the corner of the building.
Turner allegedly got back into his vehicle, and as he was driving away, a man seen coming back around the corner of the building with a pistol allegedly began to fire it at Turner’s Ford Escape as it drove away. The shooter allegedly continues to fire his pistol at the vehicle as it is driving across Virginia Ave., and into Hardee’s parking lot, where it eventually struck a power pole.
Authorities allege that Turner and his family member can then be seen fleeing from the accident scene.
Both Turner and Rucker have been charged in connection with the incident.
Jamel Daeshaun Turner has been charged with malicious wounding, use of firearm in commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Da’Rehyon Monte Rucker was charged with malicious wounding, use of firearm in commission of a felony, shoot at occupied vehicle and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.
This investigation is ongoing, anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to a crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.