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Sunday morning shootout in Vicksburg leaves two seriously wounded

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Jatavius Devoils and Shemar Anderson, both 18, were seriously wounded in the Sept. 22 shootout. Photo of Devoils courtesy of his family; photo of Anderson courtesy VPD.

An early morning shooting incident in Vicksburg on the North Frontage Road has left at least two people seriously wounded.

The shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in the parking lot of Vicksburg Ford Lincoln (2431 N. Frontage Rd.) south of the Waffle House. Reportedly, about a dozen shots were fired.

Based on the number of areas that Vicksburg Police officers found shell casings, it’s possible that at least three shooters were involved, possibly more.

Two individuals with gunshot wounds subsequently showed up at Merit Health River Region West: Shemar Keyon Anderson, 18, shot in the chest area and Jatavius Devoils, 18, shot in the hip area, according to police.

Anderson was eventually airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where his condition is listed as critical.

Devoils was taken by ambulance to UMMC, and was listed in serious condition.

This is an ongoing investigation. The Vicksburg Daily News will provide more details as they are available.

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If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511, call crime stoppers at 601-355-8477 or logon to www.P3ips.com.

This story has been updated to provide additional detail, and to correct the name and photo of one of the victims. He is Jatavius Devoils, not Jatavious Qualls.

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Vicksburg Police arrest six teenagers for robbing and beating a man

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Six teenagers arrested for robbery. Top row: Lushunta Fulks, Ashanti Hardin and Kenan Jackson. Bottom row: Samuel Smith, Cameron Roby and Demarian Smith.

On Friday, Nov. 15, Vicksburg Police officers arrested six local teenagers in connection with a robbery.

Five of those arrested were under the age of 18.

Officers responded to a report that a man had been robbed at gunpoint and beaten at the apartments at 1101 Bowmar Ave. The officers arrested four males and two females.

The six defendants appeared before Judge Angela Carpenter in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Monday, Nov. 18. All six were bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.

Lashunta Fulks, 18, of Jackson, was arraigned on one count of strong-armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime. Her bond was set at $175,000.

Ashanti Hardin, 17, of Vicksburg, was charged with one count of strong-armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime. Her bond was set at $150,000.

Kenan Jackson, 17, of Vicksburg, was charged with one count of strong-armed robbery, one count of possession of a stolen firearm, and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime. His bond was set at $165,000.

Samuel Smith, 17, of Vicksburg, was arraigned on one count of strong-armed robbery, one count of possession of a stolen firearm, and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime. His bond was set at $190,000.

Cameron Roby, 17, of Vicksburg, was charged with one count of strong-armed robbery, one count of possession of a stolen firearm, and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime. His bond was set at $190,000.

Demarion Smith, 15, of Vicksburg, was charged with one count of strong-armed robbery, one count of possession of a stolen firearm, and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime. His bond was set at $190,000.

The Vicksburg Police Department also reported the following:

Residential Burglary

On Friday, Nov. 15, officers responded to an address in the 3000 block of Washington Street, where the complainant reported an earlier burglary. According to the complainant, tools and ladders were taken,

Shots Fired

On Friday, Nov. 15, officers responded to the 2700 block of Alcorn Drive in reference to shots fired. When they arrived on the scene, the officers saw no signs of suspicious activity.

On Saturday, Nov. 16, officers responded to the 3200 block of Iowa Boulevard in reference to shots fired. When they arrived on scene, officers saw no signs of suspicious activity.

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Carroll County man pleads guilty to triple homicide; receives three life sentences

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A Mississippi man has been sentenced to three life sentences plus 20 years for a triple homicide and aggravated assault in Carroll County.

Michael Martin Barnhill, 30, pleaded guilty to killing his wife, Marlee Jones Barnhill, and a couple, Brooks and Jim Harrell.

On March 1 of this year, the four were together to celebrate Marlee’s 27th birthday.

Over the course of the evening, Michael Barnhill got drunk and became “angry and combative,” when others tried to get him to stop his belligerent behavior, according to a statement from Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker,  the Clarion Ledger reported at the time.

Michael Barnhill’s victims: wife Marlee Barnhill, left, and Brooks and Jim Harrell.

Marlee Barnhill kept her husband’s keys to stop him from driving drunk. Michael Barnhill retrieved a .40 caliber pistol from his vehicle and returned to shoot his wife in the chest.

When Jim Harrell went to her defense, Michael Barnhill also shot him and then shot Brooks Harrell as she tried to help her husband.

Also in the house at the time of the shooting where two other women, Mauri Suggs and Amber Garrard, and a 10-year-old boy, who escaped to an upstairs room and locked themselves in. Apparently, Michael Barnhill shot at one of the women.

Michael Barnhill was not at the scene when police arrived, but he returned while they were still there, claiming he didn’t know what happened. The survivors told deputies that he was the killer. Michael Barnhill was arrested that night.

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Clinton Police ask for public’s help in finding convicted felon

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Alphonso Hill. Photos courtesy Clinton Police Department.

The Clinton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 29-year-old Alphonso Cantrell Hill of Jackson, Miss.

Hill is wanted by the Clinton Police for felony fleeing and multiple counts of auto burglary. He is a convicted felon, out on parole for multiple auto burglary convictions.

If you know Hill’s whereabouts, please call the Clinton Police Department at 601-924-5252 or Central MS Crimestoppers at 601-355-8477, or visit the Crimestoppers website where your anonymous tip could earn you up to $2,500.

Clinton Police remind residents to lock and secure their valuables. Taking an extra second to remove valuables from plain view and securing a vehicle will reduce the number of auto burglaries in our city.

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