One of two suspects linked to a fatal shooting Sunday morning at the Three Gables nightclub will be held without bond while prosecutors prepare formal charges against him.

One of two suspects linked to a fatal shooting Sunday morning at the Three Gables nightclub will be held without bond while prosecutors prepare formal charges against him.

Following a court hearing Monday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled probable cause existed to charge Joshua Moore, 22, with one count of capital murder and three counts of first-degree battery in connection with the incident.

Walter Ashley Jr., 39, of Pine Bluff was pronounced dead at the scene by Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner David Westbrook at 4:27 a.m. Sunday. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the upper body.

The slaying was the 17th of the year in Jefferson County and the 15th inside the Pine Bluff city limits.

The other victims were identified as Luther Whaley, 23, of Pine Bluff, who was shot in the upper left arm, Dontranell Harrison, 21, of Stuttgart, who was shot in the leg, and Maklita McLemore, 20, of Pine Bluff, who was shot in the foot. All three were taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Police are looking for Joshua Moore’s brother, Trammell Moore, 18, who was identified as the person responsible for the shooting. When he is arrested, he will also be charged with one count of capital murder and three counts of first-degree battery.

Trammell Moore was a suspect in a homicide in the city earlier this year, having been arrested May 31 in connection with the shooting death of James Moten Jr., 30, whose body was found behind a house at 1911 Amis St., on May 27. Moten was in the upper body.

Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter said Monday that Trammell Moore had been arrested on probable cause of capital murder in that incident, but was released pending further investigation because prosecutors were not able to obtain enough evidence to formally charge him with the crime.

During the court hearing Monday, Detective Jerry Lambert told Hunter that an investigation into the shooting Sunday revealed that Trammell Moore and Joshua Moore had been involved in one of two fights that had been reported inside the club, and off-duty police officers who were working security on the parking lot, broke up the fights, using pepper spray the second time.

When the crowd began leaving, there were reports of shots being fired from a “box style Chevrolet Caprice,” which left the parking lot.

The vehicle was followed by a security guard from the club who reported seeing Trammell Moore get out at a house on Fox Street and go inside. Police stopped the car a short time later and arrested Joshua Moore, who was driving. They were unable to locate Trammell Moore at the house.

Lambent said there was no indication that any of the victims who were shot were involved in the fight with Trammell Moore and Joshua Moore inside the club.

“They were just shot at random then?” Hunter asked Lambert.

“Yes,” Lambert said.

Bridgforth told Joshua Moore, who said he would hire his own attorney, to come back to court Jan. 9 at 9 a.m.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Trammell Moore should contact the Detective Division at 730-2090. All calls will be kept confidential and a reward is available for information leading to an arrest.