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Warrant issued for armed robber; no suspects yet in murder

Vicksburg police are looking for a 21-year-old man in the reported Monday morning assault and robbery of a man who was shot in the 3100 block of Washington Street.

Sgt. Johnnie Edwards said a warrant has been issued for Jalin Hargrove, 21, accusing him of armed robbery and aggravated assault in the shooting, which occurred about 12:16 a.m. Monday.

Officers responding to a call about a reported aggravated assault and attempted robbery involving a 20-year-old man arrived to find the man sitting in a white 2006 Nissan Armada with multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen, side and head. He was taken to Merit Health River Region, where he is in stable condition, Edwards said.

The shooting was one of two early Sunday morning.

Edwards said police are continuing their investigation into the shooting death of Maurice Henderson, 36, who died early Monday morning from multiple gunshot wounds after a shooting on Baldwin Ferry Road.

Officers responding about 12:04 a.m. to a call of shots fired at the East View Apartments, 1900 Baldwin Ferry Road, arrived to find Henderson on the ground in front of building 14 with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey.

Witnesses told police they heard an argument and then shots were fired. They said a dark colored vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed after the shooting.

• In another case, police have issued a warrant for Kahalil Markell Brown accusing him of statutory rape involving an incident with someone under 16 that occurred Sunday.

Police ask anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hargrove or Brown, or Henderson’s death, to call the VPD at 601-636.2511 or 601-801-5320, or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

About John Surratt

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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