Speed Street shooter considered armed, dangerous

Published 5:34 pm Monday, August 26, 2019

A 17-year-old teen is still being sought by authorities for questioning in the Friday night shooting of a man in the 800 block of Speed Street.

Lt. Johnnie Edwards, with the Vicksburg Police Department, said Isaiah Smith, 210 Meadowvale Ave., is accused of shooting Desmond Taylor, 28, in the leg during an argument.

As of Monday afternoon, Smith remains wanted.

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According to reports, witnesses said Smith pulled up to the house in a gold 2011 Nissan Altima. He entered the Speed Street house and argued with Taylor before shooting him.

Taylor was taken by ambulance to Merit Health River Region, where he was last listed in stable condition.

Smith is out on bond for another shooting and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Smith can call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477) or log on to www.p3tips.

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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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