Grandmother shot by her grandson in late September dies from her injuries

Published 10:47 am Thursday, October 8, 2020

A Warren County woman reportedly shot in the abdomen by her grandson on Sept. 25 has died.

Officials confirmed that Evelyn Davenport died as a result of her injuries late Wednesday at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Samuel Hunter Anderson, 25, is charged in connection to the shooting. Thursday, Anderson appeared in court before Judge Marcie Southerland, where the charges against him were elevated following Davenport’s death. Anderson is now charged with first-degree murder and felony in possession of a firearm. He remains held without bond in the Warren County Jail.

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Following the early morning shooting on Sept. 25, Anderson was taken into custody at his grandmother’s home on U.S. 61 South where the shooting took place.

Deputies and emergency medical units were called just before 8:30 a.m. to the 9000 block of U.S. 61 South in response to a shooting. Deputies arriving at the scene found Davenport with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. According to sheriff’s department reports, she named Anderson as the shooter.

Warren County Justice Court Judge Jeff Crevitt refused to set a bond for Anderson during an initial court appearance.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said the Mississippi Department of Corrections has a hold on Anderson for a probation violation involving a 2016 residential burglary conviction.

At the time of Anderson’s initial court appearance, Warren County Martin Pace declined to comment on what led to the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation.

After taking Anderson into custody, officials recovered a shotgun they believe was used in the shooting.

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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