Vicksburg man shot in car at American Legion

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 22, 2009

A Vicksburg man in a car outside a dance Saturday night was shot in the shoulder, and a suspect was arrested this morning.

Willie Harris, 22, 926 Meadow St., was in a vehicle with four other people in the American Legion parking lot at 1712 Monroe St., at 11:33 p.m., when he was shot once in the shoulder, said Lt. Bobby Stewart. He said Harris was treated and released from River Region Medical Center. The hospital did not return a phone call.

The suspect, Terrance Jackson, 25, 508 Speed St., Apt. A, was picked up at his home at mid-morning and taken to the Vicksburg Police Department before being transferred to the Warren County Jail.

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Harris was not believed to be the intended victim, Stewart said. He did not say from where the shot was fired.

Stewart said the shooting apparently was part of a continuing feud involving Jackson and his brother, Johnathon Jackson, 20, 207 Starlight Drive, and the victim of a shooting in late May at Exxon Jubilee on Clay Street and Mission 66. In that case, Johnathon Jackson was charged with four counts of aggravated assault. He remains jailed at the Warren County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Terrance Jackson was charged with five counts of aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle. He was being held without bond.

In a separate weekend shooting, Joel Forbes, 49, 55 China Grove Road, told city police he was near Hugo and Cherry streets at 11:36 p.m. Saturday when a man, approached him and shot him once in his right thigh and once in the left foot, Stewart said.

Stewart said Forbes drove himself to River Region and was transferred to University Medical Center in Jackson.

River Region did not return a phone call, and a UMC spokesman said the hospital had no record of his being admitted.