Another murder suspect arrested, charged
Published 2:02 pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Elijah Eugene Qualls, who Tuesday was arrested and charged with aggravated assault related to a June shooting on Highway 27, has now been charged with second degree murder.
Qualls joins Demarcus Qualls, who was also charged with second degree murder, in connection with the Saturday morning shooting death of Dematric Lamar Clark.
Another suspect connected to the murder, Eric Clayton, remains on the loose. Vicksburg Police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
Both Qualls appeared in court this afternoon, where a judge placed a $1 million on each.
According to police reports, officers responding about 12:51 a.m. Saturday to a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Fayette Street with one person shot arrived to find Clark lying in the street in the 1200 block of Fayette with a gunshot wound to the head.
Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey pronounced him dead at the scene. Clark’s death is the second reported homicide of 2019.