West Point shooting suspects caught after search

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 15, 2015

Brothers face charges in Aug. 2 incident

By Melanie Ruberti


Joseph Jartez Reed

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Kadeem Onterio Reed

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Kadeem and Joseph Reed

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WEST POINT — Two brothers were being held in Troup County Jail without bond this morning, charged with shooting a West Point man twice on Aug. 2.

West Point police investigators said Joseph Jartez Reed, 28, and Kadeem Onterio Reed, 25, both of West Point, were captured Friday morning around 10 near the entrance to Camp Pine off Old West Point Road in the Harris County portion of West Point.

According to a statement released by the police department, detectives received information that morning about the possible location of the two brothers.

Officers located and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle they were riding in. Police said the car stopped at the entrance to Camp Pine and both brothers fled into the woods on foot.

West Point police set up a perimeter with the assistance of the LaGrange Police Department K-9 unit; Harris, Troup and Chambers (Alabama) counties sheriffs’ offices; Department of Natural Resources; Georgia State Patrol; Valley and Lanett police departments from Alabama; and East Alabama and West Point fire departments.

Investigators said they found both men eight hours later, and they were arrested without incident.

Joseph and Kadeem Reed are accused of shooting a man, who has yet to be identified by authorities, twice: once in his arm and once in his lower abdomen. The shooting occurred in the 1400 block of East 12th Street on Aug. 2.

The Reed brothers were being held in Troup County Jail, where they were being held on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

According to West Point Police reports, Joseph Reed was also arrested for theft by shoplifting; second degree burglary, a felony; felony theft; receipt, possession or transfer of a firearm by a convicted felon or felony first offender; and second degree criminal damage to property.

Melanie Ruberti a reporter for LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.