Vicksburg man found dead, girlfriend in custody

Published 11:02 am Saturday, September 18, 2021

A 33-year-old man was found dead on Friday, after Vicksburg Police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Sprout Springs Road. 

At 7:44 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, officers found Jamal Stowers of Vicksburg outside near the street with a gunshot wound to his torso. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Stowers’ girlfriend, Shannon Williams, 37 of Vicksburg, was taken into custody in connection with Stowers’ death. She is being held without bond pending her initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court. 

UPDATE: As of Tuesday afternoon, Williams had not yet appeared in court.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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