Pair wanted in drive-by shooting arrested

Published 2:54 pm Saturday, February 9, 2019

Two men wanted in a Wednesday drive-by shooting on Enchanted Drive have been arrested, Vicksburg police Lt. Johnnie Edwards said.

He said Nicholas Murray, 18, 195 Lake Dockery Drive Byram, and Latrell Ward, 19, 902 Blossom Lane Vicksburg, were seen by a Warren County sheriff’s deputy about 8:57 p.m. Friday driving in the area of Mississippi 27. They were taken into custody without incident and turned over to police.

They each face charges of shooting into an occupied dwelling and drive-by shooting.

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Murray and Ward were processed and taken to the Issaquenna County Correctional Center, where they are being held without bail pending an initial appearance Monday in Vicksburg Municipal Court .

The pair are accused of firing into a house in the 100 block of Enchanted Drive about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

The homeowner told officers he and the other two adults in the home were awakened by gunshots and one shot went inside the home.


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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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