A Madison County grand jury this week returned 16 indictments against seven men in the case of the Midway Park drive-by shooting last month in Ridgeland.

Ridgeland Police have charged seven men with murder or accessory to murder after a grand jury reviewed case last week.

Ridgeland Police Lt. Brian Myers said that all defendants were present with counsel at a preliminary hearing in the Ridgeland Municipal Court and were bound over to the grand jury on the following charges:

• Isaiah Evans, 15, of Ridgeland, Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder

• Christopher Tyler, 17, of Ridgeland, Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder

• Lenzarius Roberts, 16, of Ridgeland, Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder

• Kaland McCollum, 27, of Ridgeland, Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder

• Christopher Coleman, 20, of Ridgeland, Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder

• Darius Farmer, 22, of Madison, Accessory After the Fact to Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Drive-by Shooting, Drive-by Shooting

• D’antonio Guyton, 21, of Ridgeland, Accessory After the Fact to Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Drive-by Shooting, Drive-by Shooting

Bonds remain at $1 million each.

Kendrell Miller, 23, of Madison was fatally shot around 5:50 p.m. on June 18 while shooting basketball with friends at Midway Park off of Midway Avenue.

“There was a report of a subject playing basketball that was shot in the head by some subjects travelling in a four-door white pickup truck,” Ridgeland Police spokesman John Neal said at the time. “We identified the truck through some surveillance that was in the area, in addition to two of the occupants.”

As of Wednesday, authorities say they do not have a firm motive of the shooting, but they believe the victim, in this case, was an innocent bystander just playing basketball.

“Witnesses on scene were saying the intended victim saw the truck go by,” Neal said at the time, intimating the intended victim had a previous altercation with someone in the white truck. “He walked away from the basketball court and the truck came back around.”

Neal said investigators believe the suspects thought their intended victim was still on the basketball court when they opened fire.

“(MIller) was just an innocent guy out there shooting basketball,” Neal said.

Evans was originally brought in on charges of aggravated assault. Neal said then prosecutors planned to upgrade the charges to murder at his first court hearing. The case remains under investigation.