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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.

UPDATE:

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 PD arrest woman for aggravated assault; incident report for Jan. 23

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Vicksburg Police officers charged Nakeisha Blue, 34, of Vicksburg, with one count of aggravated assault as a result of the altercation that occurred on Meadowvale Drive on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

As reported yesterday, the victim in the case had injuries consistent with blunt force trauma. She was transported to Merit Health River Region for treatment.

Blue is being housed in the Madison County Jail and will appear in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.

Crescensio Mejias

The Vicksburg PD also reported the arrest of Crescensio Mejias, 27, of Tallulah, La. Mejias appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Wednesday, Jan. 22, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine. He received a $5,000 bond and was bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.

Other incidents reported for Wednesday:

At 3:29 p.m., officers responded to a report of a residential burglary in the 1100 block of Fayette Street. The victim reported that three televisions, two computers and jewelry were taken.

At 5:10 p.m., officers responded to the area of Letitia Street in reference to a report of shots fired. When the officers arrived on the scene, they found no evidence of shots being fired.

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

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Vicksburg PD reports a shooting into an unoccupied vehicle, theft from a business, shots fired and aggravated assault calls

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The Vicksburg Police Department reported the following incidents for Tuesday, Jan. 21, and Wednesday, Jan. 22.

On Tuesday at 9:02 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of Railroad Alley on a call for a vehicle that had been shot into. The complainant reported that they had found a bullet hole in the rear passenger side door of their 2014 Nissan Rogue.

Tuesday at 3:38 p.m., officers responded to Divine Donuts, 1405 Clay Street, for a report of a theft. The complainant stated that two juvenile males stole a donation jar from the counter of the restaurant. Officers located the offenders and returned the stolen money.

Tuesday at 11:08 p.m., officers responded to the area of Clark Street and Patton Street in reference to shots fired. When the officers arrived on the scene, they found no evidence of shots being fired.

Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Meadowvale Drive for a report of an aggravated assault. The victim had injuries consistent with blunt force trauma and was transported to Merit Health River Region for treatment. This case is still under investigation.

If you have any information about any of these incidents, please call the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

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Dogan, wanted for auto burglary, is in custody

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Shortly before 3 p.m. today, an alert resident notified Vicksburg Warren 911 that they had seen Cody Dogan in the Oak Ridge Community.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office was holding an active auto burglary warrant for Dogan.

The caller gave a vehicle description, and within minutes, Dogan was spotted by Sgt. Silento McMorris in the 2400 block of Oak Ridge Road.

McMorris stopped the vehicle and took Dogan into custody. An unidentified female was in the vehicle with Dogan and was also taken into custody.

Sheriff’s Investigators are en route to process the vehicle in relation to other suspicious activity.

Dogan has been transported to the Warren County Jail.

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