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.

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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.

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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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