City police seek two suspects in Feb. 6 drive-by shooting

Published 7:34 pm Friday, February 8, 2019

Vicksburg Police have issued warrants for two men involved in a drive-by shooting that occurred about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Nicholas Rashad Murray, 18, 195 Lake Dockery Drive, Byram, and Latrell Ward, 19, 902 Blossom Lane, Vicksburg, face charges of shooting into an occupied dwelling and drive-by shooting.

They were last seen driving a 2006 Silver Nissan Altima.


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According to police reports, officers responding to the shooting call at108 Enchanted Drive were told by the homeowner he and the two other adults in the house were awakened by gunshots, one of which entered their home. No one was injured.


Vicksburg police Lt. Johnnie Edwards said police believe the shooting was the result of a disagreement between the homeowner and one of the men involved in the shooting.

Anyone with additional information about the shooting or the whereabouts of Murray and Ward, can call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS or 1-866-481-8477, or visit at

In other cases:

• Bettye Jean Robertson, 46, 523 Hall Road, is charged with home invasion/burglary in a Wednesday incident in which she forced her way into a home in the 2300 block of Hunt Street and took a purse.

She was being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

• Charles Earl Thomas, 59, 113 Sherman Ave., was arrested on a Vicksburg police warrant charging him with uttering forgery.

He was released on $15,000 bond.

• Shots were reported fired about 7:54 p.m. Thursday in the area of Ethel St.

•  A TV was reported missing about 8:18 p.m. from an apartment at the Locust Apartments, 402 Locust St.

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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