Shooting victim ID’d, investigation continues

Published 1:46 pm Monday, June 10, 2019

Warren County authorities are continuing their investigation into the Friday night shooting death of Keithan Ward, 21.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said deputies responding a call about 9:15 p.m. Friday concerning a one-car wreck in the 8400 block of Halls Ferry Road found Ward in a Nissan Altima with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Merit Health River Region, where he later died in the hospital emergency room.

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said Ward’s body was sent to the Mississippi State Crime Lab for an autopsy.

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Pace declined to discuss any aspect of the case or any evidence discovered at this point during the investigation.

“This is an ongoing investigation,” he said. “One aspect of this investigation we are pursuing is to determine where the shooting took place.

“ We are asking for the public’s help on solving this case,” he said. “Anyone with information about this shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or 1-866-481-8477. They don’t have to give their name.”


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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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