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Georgia man charged after shooting breaks out at Best Western

Two men were shot late Friday night and a Georgia man was taken into custody after a gathering at Best Western Hotel in Vicksburg turned violent.

According to officials with the Vicksburg Police Department, officers were dispatched to the hotel on North Frontage Road at 11:38 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

Once there, they discovered two men had been shot. Chris Henderson suffered a gunshot wound to his chest, while Glen Edwards Powell suffered a gunshot wound to a hand and his left leg. Both were transported to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Both men are from Vicksburg.

Henderson was last listed in stable condition. Powell’s condition was not available.

Monday, officials with the Vicksburg Police Department announced Justin Lawrence, 22, of Acworth, Ga., had been charged with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm.

Judge Angela Carpenter placed a $500,000 bond on Lawrence during his initial court appearance Monday.

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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