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Vicksburg teen arrested in connection to deadly shooting in Brandon

A man who was at the center of a manhunt in Rankin County has been arrested after he shot a man multiple times in a dispute.

The shooting occurred Monday afternoon on Brendalwood Lane near the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon.

Deputies from the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Deshawn Xavien Douglas, 18, at the nearby Regions Bank without incident, a few hours after a manhunt to find him began. Douglas is accused of shooting Christopher Miln, 54, four times. Miln was taken to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he later died. An autopsy has been ordered.

According to Rankin County officials, Douglas lists a Brandon address but is a native of Vicksburg. Douglas graduated from Vicksburg High School in May.

Douglas is expected to make his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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