Police identify suspect connected to shooting at LD’s

Published 3:48 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2020

A 29-year-old Vicksburg man is wanted in connection to a late Tuesday night shooting at LD’s Bar and Lounge in downtown Vicksburg that left three people with gunshot wounds, one critically.

According to the Vicksburg Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Mulberry business at 11 p.m. for reports of shots fired. When they arrived, they found one victim that had been shot twice in the abdomen. Emergency medical officials responding immediately asked for a helicopter be dispatched to Merit Health River Region.

As medical officials were preparing to transport the critically wounded individual, a security guard working at the restaurant came to them saying he had been shot in the leg. According to police officials, at about that time, officers were notified that a third victim had arrived at the hospital by personal vehicle with a gunshot wound in an undisclosed location.

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Wednesday, officials identified James Earl Winters, 29, as the suspect involved in the shooting. As of Thursday evening, Winters was not yet in custody.

Anyone having information concerning his whereabouts is asked to contact the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 800-355-8477 (800-355-TIPS).

Reports indicate that all of the shots were fired outside of the business.

Winters has a criminal history dating back to 2011 when he was charged with contempt of court.

It got worse from there, as he was charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling and two counts of attempted aggravated assault in 2012.

In 2013, Winters was charged with felony possession of marijuana.

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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