2 charged with murder after shooting at family gathering in Tallassee

2 charged with murder after shooting at family gathering in Tallassee
Zan’quintavius Hughley and Ladrequez Holloway have been charged with murder and first degree assault after a shooting at a family gathering in Tallassee. (Source: Tallapoosa County Jail)

TALLASSEE, Ala. (WSFA) - Two suspects have been charged after a shooting in Tallassee, which resulted in one death.

According to the Tallassee Police Department, officers responded to the 600 block of North Johnson Street in reference to a shooting. Officers learned the shooting happened at a family gathering during an argument that escalated into an exchange of gunfire.

Police said two 34-year-old men were struck, and they were taken to Baptist South in Montgomery. One of the victims, identified by police as Julio Mercado, died from his injuries.

Police said two 19-year-old suspects, Zan’quintavius Hughley and Ladrequez Holloway have been charged with murder and first degree assault. According to police, Holloway had fled the city and was found through a joint effort of the Tallassee Police Department and U.S. Marshalls.

Both suspects were placed in the Tallapoosa County Jail.

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