FORT SMITH, Ark. -- A college basketball player who police
say confronted a man who was touching females inappropriately at a
Halloween party was in critical condition Sunday after he was shot
in the head and chest.
Police found Terrist Parramore of Fort Worth, Texas, 18, lying
on the floor of a Ramada Inn banquet room after they answered a
call concerning fights and underage drinking at a Halloween party
near midnight Saturday.
Parramore, who plays basketball for the University of Arkansas
at Fort Smith, was taken to Sparks Hospital, according to police
Sgt. Jarrard Copeland. Parramore's mother and other family members
drove overnight to be with him Sunday, Copeland said.
Two people were arrested Sunday morning on an attempted capital
murder charge and held without bond. One was identified as William
Harold Steward III, 25. The other is a 16-year-old male, Copeland
said. The teenager's name was not released.
Police allege Steward was touching females at the party
inappropriately and was confronted by Parramore. Investigators say
the two exchanged words and Steward walked away but returned
minutes later with the teenager and pointed to Parramore. "That's
him," Steward allegedly said.
Police say the 16-year-old then pulled out a handgun and fired
several shots at Parramore.