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Four dead, eight injured in Pensacola shooting; shooter is Saudi national

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At a news conference this afternoon, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis identified the shooter as a member of the Saudi military receiving aviation training at the NAS. He had previously been identified as a second lieutenant in the Saudi air force.

Saudi King Salman called Pres. Donald Trump, who said the king told him “the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people.”

No immediate connection to a terrorist threat has been made.

This is the second shooting at a U.S. Naval base this week. In Hawaii, a sailor shot three people on Wednesday, killing two before committing suicide.

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Officials at NAS Pensacola and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department have confirmed that four people have died, including the shooter. Eight people have been injured including two deputies, WEAR TV reports.

Original story:

Two individuals are dead, and several are wounded after a shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., this morning.

Among the dead is the suspected shooter.

The shooting was first reported about 7 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, USA Today reported. By 7:39 a.m., the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department said the shooter was dead.

 

WEAR TV reports that multiple people were injured. At least seven people are in the care of an area Baptist Hospital. Other reports put the number injured at 11 or more.

The Vicksburg Daily News will update this story as details become clear.

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Vicksburg teenager faces multiple charges after Sunday night incident

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Staci Foster (photo courtesy VPD)

A Vicksburg teenager faces multiple charges in connection with an incident that occurred Sunday night.

Police arrested Staci Foster, 18, after the car Foster was driving struck a 21-year-old woman on Grange Hall Road around 11:41 p.m. Sunday. The victim was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment.

Foster was charged with one count of aggravated assault domestic violence, one count of leaving the scene of an accident with injury and one count of reckless driving.

She appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court Monday before Judge Angela Carpenter who set her bond at $105,000 and bound her over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Vicksburg man charged with embezzlement of TJ Maxx

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Rogers Zakolby Wesley (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police officers arrested a man Thursday for embezzlement.

Officers were dispatched to the TJ Maxx store, 3405 Pemberton Square Blvd., where they arrested Rogers Zakolby Wesley, 20, of Vicksburg, on Thursday, Nov. 19. Wesley is accused of stealing $2,641.16 in merchandise from the store.

He appeared before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court Friday, Nov. 20, charged with one count of embezzlement. Lawson set his bond at $2,500 and bound him over to the Warren County grand jury.

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Carson arrested on felony warrants

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Officer Matt Barnes, Horatio Carson, Officer Joseph Stubbs, and Inv. Donnie Heggins (photo by David Day)

Horatio Carson, 34, of 272 Cedars School Circle, was arrested Thursday on a felony warrant for probation violation.

Heggins, Barnes, Carson, Stubbs, Grady (photo by David Day)

Vicksburg police Investigator Donnie Heggins and Lt. Jeff Merritt, and Mario Grady, investigator for the Mississippi attorney general’s office, executed the warrant after Carson was spotted at the carwash on Grange Hall Road.

Stubbs, Carson, Barnes, Grady (photo by David Day)

Carson was indicted in the October session of the grand jury as a habitual offender on charges of possession of a controlled substance and fleeing or evading a police officer.

Horatio Carson and Joseph Stubbs (photo by David Day)

Carson was transported to jail by Officer Joseph Stubbs to await trial.

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