Murder suspect captured in Yazoo County, K-9 units searching for accomplice

Published 2:33 pm Friday, May 15, 2020

While the suspect wanted for an afternoon murder in Vicksburg has been captured and is en route back to Vicksburg, an individual who reportedly helped the suspect flee the scene remains on the run.

According to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, K-9 units with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Office are assisting Vicksburg Police Department personnel in the search for a male suspect in a wooded area near Highway 3 in Yazoo County near Eagle Bend Road.

The male suspect reportedly was the driver of a white Ford pick-up truck that fled the scene of Friday afternoon’s shooting at New Main Apartments on Alcorn Drive with the female suspect in the passenger’s seat.

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Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff stopped the vehicle just inside Yazoo County. When Sheriff stopped the vehicle, the driver ran into the woods, while the woman remained and was taken into custody.

Pace said when the male suspect ran, Sheriff called for assistance at which time Warren County Sheriff units in northern Warren County responded.

Joining Pace in the search is one of Warren County’s K-9 units, K-9 units from Yazoo County and personnel from the Vicksburg Police Department.

The identity of the suspects nor the victim have been released.

According to a release from the Vicksburg Police Department, officers were dispatched to New Main Apartments on Alcorn Drive in response to a shooting. Once they arrived, officers found a 37-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He later died as a result of his injuries.

Witnesses reported the suspected shooter, a black female, fled the scene in an older model white Ford pick-up truck.

According to the Vicksburg Police Department, the shooting reportedly stemmed from an altercation on Thursday that involved both the suspect and the victim.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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