Court set for Clay St. shooter

Published 9:21 pm Friday, July 8, 2016

A Vicksburg man accused of shooting and wounding two other men Thursday evening in the parking lot of a Clay Street business is expected to have his initial appearance in Municipal Court Monday.

Vicksburg police Capt. Sandra Williams said Jaylen Jordan, 19, remained at the Issaquena County Regional Correctional Facility without bail pending the initial appearance Monday.

Jordan faces charges of two counts of shooting into a business, one count of attempted aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle, during the shooting, which occurred about 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

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She said the two men he is accused of shooting were treated and released from Merit Health River Region Medical Center.

Jordan is also accused of shooting at another man and shooting at a car in the parking lot occupied by another man.

Neither was wounded, Williams said, adding some of the shots fired by Jordan went into the business. Police collected 11 spent shell casings in the parking lot.

Williams said Jordan was arrested about 9 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of Lane Street. A firearm was recovered, she said. No motive has been determined for the shooting, which remains under investigation.


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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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