Father, sons charged in Sunday drive-by shooting

Published 9:25 am Tuesday, November 9, 2021

A man and his two sons face multiple charges after their arrest involving a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning on Athens Street near Alcorn Drive.

Deputy Vicksburg Police Chief Charlie Hill said Michael David Ross Sr. is charged with drive-by shooting and directing a youth to commit a felony. One son, Michael David Ross Jr., is charged with drive-by shooting, while his brother, Devon Jaelil Ross is charged with drive-by shooting and shooting into an unoccupied vehicle.

Municipal Judge Angela Carpenter set the bond for Michael David Ross Sr. at $140,000 at an initial appearance for the three men Monday afternoon. Bond for Michael David Ross Jr. was set at $100,000 and bond for Devon Ross was set at $140,000.

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Hill said the shooting occurred about 12:26 a.m. in the 100 block of Athens Avenue near its intersection with Alcorn Drive in the Rolling Acres housing development.

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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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