Man to spend 30 days in jail for firing gun into a vehicle

Published 7:47 pm Sunday, May 27, 2018

William Delane Walker

A Vicksburg man charged with shooting at a car at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Clay Street May 21 has been sentenced to 30 days in jail under a new city ordinance passed to discourage people from firing weapons within Vicksburg city limits.

William Delane Walker, 25, 3419 Second St., was arrested after firing a gun at a car as it was leaving the KFC parking lot around 10:26 a.m. Vicksburg Police officers said Walker was a restaurant employee, but off work at the time when he saw a person who he had a prior disagreement with pull up to the drive-thru.

After attempting to confront the person in the parking lot, Walker pulled out a gun and fired at the vehicle. No one was injured.

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He was arrested shortly after and pled guilty Wednesday to charges of discharging a firearm inside the city limits, VPD Sgt. Johnnie Edwards said.

Walker was originally being held in the Issaquena County Jail, but was transferred to Madison County Jail where he will serve out the remainder of his sentence following a medical issue, Edwards said.

Walker was charged under a new city ordinance passed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen that established a mandatory 30-day jail sentence and $500 fine for anyone convicted of discharging a firearm inside the city limits. Walker was the third person arrested under the ordinance.