Three people visiting from Florida are in custody after police say one of them shot four people at an Alton housing complex.
Jomar Warr, 24; Elizabeth Martinez, 36; and Ashton Robinson, 25, are all facing charges in connection with the shooting at the Oakwood Estates Housing Complex in Alton on July 8, said Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons.
Three of the four victims were treated and released from a hospital the night of the shooting, and the fourth is still in a St. Louis area hospital. The man still in the hospital was shot in the head, but is speaking and has a good prognosis, Simmons said.
Warr has family in Alton, and came up from his home in Winter Park, Fla., to visit, bringing the other two along with him, Simmons said. He and the four victims were familiar with each other, and Warr is accused of shooting the victims, Simmons said.
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“This was not a random act,” Simmons said. “The suspects were standing and socializing with the victims right before the shooting.”
The three people drove to Alton in an airport rental car, Simmons said, and after the shooting, they drove the car back down south. Police were able to track them down to their Florida homes and arrest them there. Alton Police sent two detectives to Florida to interview the suspects.
Warr has been charged with four counts of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Robinson and Warr were charged with obstructing justice.
Warr and Martinez were in custody as of Monday afternoon in the Orange County, Fla., Jail. Robinson is in custody in the Volusia County, Fla., Jail.