Suspect known as “Kool Aid” in custody

Lamarcus "Kool Aid" Bassett
Lamarcus “Kool Aid” Bassett

Online Staff Report

Lamarcus Bassett, the fugitive known as “Kool Aid,” is now behind bars.

Bassett, 21, is suspected in a number of recent shootings and robbery incidents. He was arrested Sunday, June 22, at a residence in the 700 block of Cunningham. He was spotted early Sunday morning in a red Nissan Maxima near the corner of Auburn Road and Rockton Avenue.

Tuesday, June 17,  a victim was robbed at gunpoint at 4104 Auburn St. Two days later, a victim was shot in a drive-by in the 800 block of Royal Avenue. Bassett was identified as a suspect in both incidents, as well as shootings earlier this month.

Bassett has been charged with several offenses, including aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery and domestic battery. Bond has been set at $1.2 million on the current charges. However he is being held without bail on a parole violation.

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