Argument leads to shots fired at truck on MLK

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vicksburg police believe a family argument early Saturday evening led to a shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Officer Milton Moore said about five shots were fired into an unoccupied green pickup parked in a vacant lot across from 1828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. around 5:05 p.m.

He said the vehicle belong to Joseph Wilson, 50. Moore said the cause of the argument and those involved in the argument was unclear, but he did say alcohol played a factor.

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No weapon has been recovered and no injuries were reported. Moore said the police have a suspect and the investigation is continuing.

Four auto burglaries reported at motels

Four auto burglaries were reported minutes apart early Saturday morning at two local motels.

Police did not know if the burglaries were connected. The investigation is continuing.

Two were reported at 7:33 a.m. at the Fairfield Inn, 20 Orme Drive.

• A checkbook, a Dell laptop valued at $700, a Canon digital camera valued at $480, a Kenwood CD player faceplate valued at $420 and a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses valued at $180 were reported missing from a 2006 Ford F-150.

• A silver .25-caliber handgun valued at $425, a Nokia digital camera valued at $200, a GPS programming disk valued at $200, a Trustmark checkbook and $500 cash were reported missing from a 2007 Chevy Avalanche.

Two more were reported two minutes later at the Best Western Inn of Vicksburg, 2445 N. Frontage Road.

• The driver-side window of a 2008 Chrysler van was reported damaged, but no items were reported missing.

• Three credit cards and a Community Bank checkbook were reported missing from a 2005 Kia Sorento.

Injured city teen improving in hospital

The condition of a Vicksburg teen injured from a two-car wreck Wednesday has been upgraded to fair Saturday, University of Mississippi Medical Center spokesman Jennifer Hospodor said.

Erica Williams, 16, 503 Redbone Road, had been taken to UMC late Wednesday afternoon after being treated at River Region Medical Center, officials said.

She was taken to the hospital after her vehicle collided with another vehicle, driven by Justin McKenzie, 24, 1811 MacArthur Drive, in front of a business complex at 1905 Mission 66 near MacArthur Drive at 12:45 p.m.

McKenzie was treated and released from River Region, hospital spokesman Diane Gawronski said Wednesday.