One of two men involved in the Sunday morning drive-by car shooting in Port Charlotte has been arrested. Ashanti Donnell Roundtree, 35, 4092 Oscar Terrace, North Port, was arrested Tuesday in North Port by CCSO Warrant Squad members as part of the U.S. Marshall Task Force.
Roundtree was charged with four counts attempted murder.
Sheriff Bill Cameron said a warrant has been issued for Herbert Earl Battle Jr., 39, 5861 Rhapsody Ave., North Port.
Herbert Earl Battle Jr.
Detectives say four people drove to Boomers Night Club, 2360 Tamiami Trail, around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Kameka Latish Akins, 22, and her passengers: Ernest Bristol, 39, Kenny Eugene Chambers, 29, all of Arcadia, and Cleve C. McKenzie, 38, of Bartow got into a fight with Battle. Battle,
Roundtree, and another man got into a white Ford Crown Victoria and left. Akins, Bristol, Chambers and McKenzie got into Akins' car and stopped to get gas at a Circle-K. As they left, a white Ford pulled up to the passenger side and eight bullets hit the car at 1:33 a.m.
Akins was shot in the neck and remains in Lee Memorial Hospital; Chambers was shot in the back of his head by a bullet that creased him; McKenzie was shot in the right leg and had a minor injury. Bristol was not hit. Chambers told detectives the altercation was over a girlfriend.
MCU detectives continue their investigation, and Battle is still being sought on a warrant for four counts of attempted murder. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Battle, please call the CCSO at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).