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Woman shot, gunman on the lam

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Vicksburg woman was hospitalized this morning and her suspected shooter was on the lam after a mid-afternoon shooting in Marcus Bottom.

Franshicia Miles, 23, was shot in the leg about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bowmar Avenue and Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams.

Miles was in good condition this morning at University of Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokesman Gary Pettus said.

The suspected shooter, Sammy Stewart, 23, whose last known address is 1900 Baldwin Ferry Road, had not been arrested this morning.

“We do have a felony warrant for his arrest,” Williams said.

The shooting was the result of a large fight that broke out near the east side of the intersection, Williams said.

Vicksburg firefighters treat a woman who was shot in the leg Tuesday at Smiths Alley, near the corner of Halls Ferry Road and Bowmar Avenue. (Justin Sellers/The Vicksburg Post)
Vicksburg firefighters treat a woman who was shot in the leg Tuesday at Smiths Alley, near the corner of Halls Ferry Road and Bowmar Avenue. (Justin Sellers/The Vicksburg Post)

“We believe someone fired a flare gun and we believe that caused the other side to start firing a weapon back,” Williams said. “We have yet to determine the motive of what caused the ruckus.”

As police and firefighters responded to the shooting, a large crowd of people was still gathered in the street. At least four people were arrested on misdemeanor charges after disobeying orders from police to back away from the crime scene or disrupting police interviews.

Stewart was arrested in October in an undercover drug sting that netted 15 accused drug dealers. He was indicted in January for two counts of sale of a controlled substance, according to court records.

Anyone with information about Stewart’s whereabouts if encouraged to call Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers at 601-355-8477.

“They don’t want your name, just your information,” Williams said.

Callers to Crime Stoppers do not have to testify in court.