Argument Over Money Led To Augusta Shootout, According To Court Documents
A dispute over money led to an exchange of gunfire outside the Augusta Wal-Mart on Sunday, according to documents filed in Augusta District Court.
“They all agreed the dispute at hand was in regards to money being owed between parties,” Augusta police Detective Brian Wastella wrote in a probable cause affidavit, reports the Bangor Daily News.
Police said the suspects were in two vehicles in the parking lot when shots were exchanged. After the shooting, one suspect exited one of the cars and confronted the suspects in the other car. Police say the altercation was then interrupted by two armed civilians.
Arrested in the incident were:
- Kwiesha “Reggie” McBride of Harlem, NY was charged with reckless conduct with a firearm and aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (heroin). His bail was set at $50,000.
- Frankie Dejesus of Rochester, NY was charged with reckless conduct with a firearm. Dejesus’ bail was set at $25,000.
- Diana Davis of Rochester, NY was charged with aggravated assault. Bail for Davis was set at $5,000.
- Samantha Tupper of Augusta, ME was charged with violating probation and furnishing schedule W drugs. She’s being held without bail.
According to Paul Cavanaugh, deputy district attorney for Kennebec County, the identities of McBride and Dejesus have not been confirmed. Cavanaugh said Monday that "We can’t find a driver’s license [or] address. We can’t confirm who they say they are.”