Suspect arrested in double shooting on Demaret Drive

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BOONE COUNTY - Boone County deputies arrested a suspect Tuesday believed to be involved in the double shooting on Demaret Drive Monday night. Deputies said this is the second time the man has been charged in a double shooting.

Detective Tom O'Sullivan said deputies arrested 27-year-old Eddie Lee Holmes on suspicion of two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon as a convicted felon.

O'Sullivan said deputies arrived to Demaret Drive Monday around 8 p.m. He quoted witnesses as saying  two men approached a group of people outside an apartment building, and one man started shooting. The shots hit two men in the lower body. Crews took both men to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

O'Sullivan said Holmes was previously charged in another double shooting on Demaret Drive April 15.

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