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Teenage victim identified in Monday morning’s shooting in Warren County

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Ethan Powell, 18, has been identified as the victim in Monday morning’s homicide in Warren County, according to Coroner Doug Huskey.

The shooting occurred just after midnight. Warren County deputies found Powell laying in the street on Abraham Drive with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Sheriff Martin Pace. Huskey pronounced Powell dead after he was transported to River Region Medical Center.

Powell’s body will be autopsied at the Mississippi State Crime Laboratory.

The search for Powell’s killer continues. Investigator Sam Winchester is leading the investigation on behalf of the sheriff’s office.

If you have any information on this shooting, call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 601-636-1761 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS.

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Mangham, Louisiana, police officer shot; suspects in custody

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A Mangham, Louisiana, police officer was shot after making a traffic stop Saturday shortly after 1 p.m.

Two suspects have been taken into custody.

The injured officer has been airlifted to a medical facility.

The incident is under investigation by Richland Parish authorities and the Louisiana State Police.

The Vicksburg Daily News will update this story as additional information becomes available

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Car theft Friday at Circle K

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The Circle K convenience store at 4150 Washington St. in Vicksburg was the site of an auto theft early Friday.

Police officers responded to a call there just after midnight Friday.

The victim reported someone had driven off in his 2000 Toyota 4Runner while he was inside the store.

If you have any information on this theft, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Williams tied to a third burglary in Vicksburg

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Vicksburg police investigators have tied Felix Williams, arrested earlier this week for two burglaries at the Vicksburg Mall, to another burglary that occurred in September.

Investigators identified Williams as the individual who robbed the BG Junior convenience store, 4110 Clay St., Sept. 12.

Williams, 30, appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court Friday for his arraignment on one count of armed robbery and one count of possession of a weapon by a felon. Judge Angela Carpenter set his bond at $80,000 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

For the mall burglaries, Williams was charged with four counts of business burglary and one count of grand larceny. Monday, Carpenter sent his bond for those charges at $400,000.

Williams was also on probation on another felony charge with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. VPD arrested him for possession of meth in May.

He remains in custody in the Warren County Jail.

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