An investigation into the shooting of two people in September resulted in the arrest of a man who was identified to the victims as the person who shot them.

An investigation into the shooting of two people in September resulted in the arrest of a man who was identified to the victims as the person who shot them.

Albert Simmons Jr., 22, allegedly shot Drue Griffin Jr. and Keiko Murray on Sept. 27, Deputy Prosecutor Karres Manning said during a court hearing Wednesday for Simmons.

Detective Michael Roberts reported that police were sent to Jefferson Regional Medical Center at 5:15 p.m., and when they arrived, found a burgundy Cadillac parked in the driveway with the motor running, and multiple shell casings and blood in the vehicle.

Manning said Griffin had been shot nine times, and Murray received a bullet wound to the shoulder and to a finger.

Roberts reported that Murray told officers she had been with Griffin when he was shot, and they met a man, later identified as Simmons, who allegedly shot them.

Manning said Simmons is currently on parole after being sentenced to the Arkansas Department of Correction on a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and had prior convictions for residential burglary, theft of property, and second-degree battery, and is listed as an absconder.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $75,000 cash only bond for Simmons after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with criminal attempt murder, two counts of first-degree battery, and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Even though Bridgforth set a bond on those allegations, she told Simmons he would be held without bond on the absconder warrant.

Simmons said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court March 21.