Community must stand in firm intolerance of violent acts

Published 12:14 pm Thursday, December 12, 2019

When one apartment complex accounts for 135 calls received by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office since January 1, the community has a problem.

That is where we stand at Azalea Trace Apartments, 320 Fisher Ferry Rd.

Most recently, the complex has been in the news as the site of shooting incidents involving two Warren County teenagers. One of those ended in the tragic murder of 19-year-old Kameron J. Logan.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

Our hearts go out to the families of the shooting victims, and especially to the Logans who lost a teenage child to the violent acts of others.

The crime problem at Azalea Trace Apartments is bigger than the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Residents, neighbors, management, owners of the complex and our community must join together to firmly stand against violent crimes in Warren County.

Parents must also be held accountable for teaching intolerance of these violent crimes to children.

If you do the math, the 135 calls received by the sheriff’s office requesting assistance at the apartment complex are the equivalent of more than one call every three days. And the year’s not over yet.

Warren County must come together to end the cycle of recurring incidents at Azalea Trace and other high crime areas and complexes in our community. That starts with assisting the sheriff’s office — and other law enforcement agencies —  with tips or clues into who the shooter was in each incident so they can eventually make an arrest.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or 1-866-481-8477.

If you see something, say something. The time it takes to make one phone call could save a life.