Yesterday, July 9th, two construction workers escaped what could have been a fatal shooting. The men, Kendis Flowers and Ralph Martinez, exited a taxi on Vernon Street. While exiting the taxi, they both noticed Ellis Meighn who pulled out what appeared to be a 9mm pistol and fired several shots at them. Both escaped without injury. Police recovered (6) 9 mm expended shells on the corner of Vernon and Lake View Street. Police have since detained Ellis Meghan as police continue to investigate.