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Norfort wanted in connection with Friday shooting

Vicksburg police are looking for a Warren County man in connection with the Friday afternoon shooting of another man in the the area of Washington and Beresford streets.

Vicksburg police Lt. Johnnie Edwards said Herbert Lee “Maury”Norfort, 139 China Grove Road, is wanted on charges of drive-by shooting and aggravated assault in the shooting of Jason Antonio Shelton, 38.

Shelton was taken to Merit Health River Region Medical Center and then airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he was listed in serious but stable condition.

Police responding to a call about 4:33 p.m. Friday about a shooting victim in the 2700 block of Oak Street arrived to find Shelton with a gunshot wound to his upper body lying in the yard of a house.

According to police reports, Shelton said he was involved in an argument with Norfort earlier in the day, and left walking from an address on Dabney Street.

He was walking in the area of Washington and Beresford streets when a silver Chevrolet Impala approached him and he was shot. Shelton Ran to the Oak Street location where he collapsed.

He later told police “Maury” – Norfort shot him.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Norfort should call Crime Stoppers at 601.355.TIPS (8477) or log on to www.centralmscrimestoppers.com or www.p3tips.com or the Vicksburg Police Department at 601.636.2511.

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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