One injured in Thursday shooting, suspect and victim identified

Published 12:46 pm Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Vicksburg Police Department responded to a shooting on 2600 of Pearl Street just before 11 a.m. Thursday.

Vicksburg Chief of Police Walter Armstrong confirmed that Charles Brooks, 37, is currently in custody for allegedly shooting his brother Kevin Brooks.

“Two brothers had an argument and it led to one shooting the other in the back,” Armstrong said.

Charles is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and will have his initial court appearance Friday, April 14. According to Armstrong, it appears the weapon used was a small caliber handgun and the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

“The victim was talking at the scene and in the ambulance,” Armstrong said, adding Kevin was transported to University Medical Center in Jackson.

Armstrong confirmed Kevin had surgery and was recovering Thursday afternoon, but his condition and longterm outlook were unknown.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators are working to determine what lead to the argument.