U.S. Marshal’s arrest man for Vicksburg shooting Christmas Eve

Published 12:14 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A Jackson man faces charges of two counts of shooting into an unoccupied vehicle and attempted aggravated assault in an early morning incident that occurred Dec. 24 in the 1300 block of Washington Street.

Vicksburg police Lt. Johnnie Edwards said Johnny Gibson, 35, 215 Wagwood St., was arrested in Jackson about 6:50 a.m. Tuesday by agents with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force at the Forest Park Apartments, 1651 Forest Ave., on a warrant from Vicksburg police. He was found hiding in a vacant apartment.

Gibson is charged with four other people in the incident. Don Bradley, Shun Gibson, and Rico Shears are all out on bond; Leslie Watts remains in custody at the Warren County Jail, jail records show.

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Gibson is accused of firing multiple shots from an automatic weapon during the Christmas Eve incident. He was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Madison County Jail, where he was held without bond.

He is expected to have an initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court noon Wednesday.

Witnesses told police responding to a call about shots fired about 1:37 a.m. Dec. 24, that they heard a group men arguing and then shots ranged out.

Police investigators later learned two vehicles left the area, a white GMC pickup and a red Chevrolet Malibu, and they were later able locate the vehicles and occupants of the vehicles, and issued a warrant for Gibson.




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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