Shooting referred to grand jury

Published 7:23 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A Feb. 28 shooting on Gibson Road in which a man was wounded in the face has been referred to the 9th Circuit District Attorney’s office, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said.

“We have investigated the case, we have interviewed the parties involved, and we are turning it over to the district attorney for review and to be presented to a grand jury,” Pace said.

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District Attorney Ricky Smith said he has talked with the investigator in the case “and we are going to complete the case file and present it to a grand jury. I’m hoping we can get it together for the March 25 grand jury.”

According to sheriff’s office reports, deputies responded about noon Feb. 28 to a call of a disturbance at a home in the 5600 block of Gibson Road in which shots were fired. When deputies arrived, they learned the woman who lives at the home fired multiple shots from a 9mm handgun at a Honda SUV containing two women and a man that had pulled into the driveway. The man was wounded during the incident, and the SUV left after it was shot at.

While the deputies were investigating the incident, the trio in the SUV were on Enchanted Drive, where they saw Vicksburg police officers who were answering an unrelated call.

The man got out of the SUV, approached the officers and told them he had been shot on Gibson Road.

The man was taken to Merit Health River Region and then transferred to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

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