Six in custody for Rio fatal shooting

The two unlicensed firearms and ammunition found

-unlicensed guns, ammo found during raid

DETECTIVES arrested a total of six persons in connection with the Rio Inn nightclub shooting on September 26 which claimed the life of 19-year-old Ryan Sargeant, called “Harry,” of North Ruimveldt. He was reportedly shot to the head.This newspaper understands that detectives searched a house Friday morning at Hadfield Street, Lodge, during which two unlicensed handguns – .32 pistol and a .38 revolver along with 15 rounds of ammunition were found.

 Ryan Sargeant, called “Harry”
Ryan Sargeant, called “Harry”

The police have confirmed that three men and two females were taken into custody Friday and are assisting with the investigation, while another person was held on Thursday.

Detectives were able to positively identify the shooters from video footage provided. Reports are that the entire incident was recorded on surveillance cameras. Jeffrey Ferrell, 35, who was shot to the neck, has also provided the cops with information.

Reports are that the 19-year-old and his friends had got into a heated argument with a group of men at the club over a female. During the argument, a fight broke out and the men were reportedly asked to leave the night spot since they were disturbing other patrons.

According to information, while outside the club, an individual pulled out a gun and opened fire on Sargeant and his friends, resulting in them running for cover. It was while the 19-year-old was running towards his car that he was shot and his friend sustained a gunshot wound.

The young man who was with Sargeant opened fire on the gang members but missed; the men eventually escaped, while Sargeant was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.