Police continue to investigate Elba shooting that left one dead

ELBA — Two arrests have been made while law enforcement continues to investigate the Jan. 16 shooting that left Donta Jaquan Rogers, 26, dead.

Jonathan Corell Lawrence, Rogers’ father, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree robbery. Also arrested was Yatchauntaneeyah Henderson. Henderson, also a relative of Rogers, was charged with first-degree robbery.

According to Elba police, a robbery occurred just hours before Rogers’ slaying. During the investigation, it was determined that Rogers also was a participant in the robbery.

Elba police were notified Jan. 16 of a shooting victim at a residence in the 600 block of Putnam Street. The victim was transported via ambulance to Medical Center Enterprise and later to Baptist South Hospital in Montgomery, where he later died.

Elba police urge anyone with any information to call 334-897-2555 or a local law enforcement agency.

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