UPDATE: 2 minors charged as adults in Port Gibson shooting death

Published 11:41 pm Friday, January 19, 2024

Two minors are in custody in Port Gibson and being charged as adults in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old man.

Port Gibson Police Department Investigator Carlton Phillips on Friday said the body of Ethen McGrew was discovered on Utopia Drive Thursday, but added authorities believe the shooting that took his life occurred in the “late hours of (Wednesday) the 17th.”

Phillips said both suspects were under an “investigative hold” until their initial court appearance, which later took place Friday afternoon in front of Judge Mareesha Odom.

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According to the Port Gibson Police Department, Jorderrious Barber was arraigned for murder and denied bond. A second man, Jeremiah Timmons, was arraigned on accessory after the fact and did not receive bond due to a previous charge for a drive-by shooting.