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Vicksburg police respond to multiple burglaries and a car theft

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The Vicksburg Police Department has reported the following incidents from Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8.

On Friday, officers responded to a commercial burglary in the 4400 block of Rifle Range Road. The complainant said some assorted tools had been stolen.

A residential burglary was reported Friday in the 2600 block of Reed Street where the resident state some furniture had been stolen.

Officers responded Friday to a car theft in the 1100 block of Bowmar Avenue where a silver Acura was reported stolen. The vehicle was found abandoned in the county a short time after the theft.

On Sunday, officers responded to a residential burglary in the 1900 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. The resident said some lawn equipment, a television and a rifle were stolen.

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

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Suspect in custody for fatal Madison Parish shooting

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A suspect is in custody following a fatal shooting in Madison Parish, Louisiana, Wednesday evening.

At around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Madison Parish deputies were dispatched to the area of North Walnut Street in Tallulah. When they arrived, deputies found a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Deputy Brandon Wilcher, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.

The Northeast Louisiana Ambulance Service transported the man to the Madison Parish Hospital Emergency Room where he died of his injuries. The victim’s name is being withheld while officials notify the family.

The suspect, Kevonta D. Everett, 23, had fled the scene, but investigators found he was in Delhi, Louisiana. Madison Parish deputies along with Delhi police took Everett into custody and transported him to the Madison Parish Jail. He is charged with second degree murder, Wilcher said, adding that while the investigation continues, he does not expect additional arrests.

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Vicksburg jewelry store burglarized Tuesday

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Impression Jewelry at 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd. in Vicksburg was the site of a business burglary Tuesday.

Vicksburg police officers were dispatched to the store around 7:12 p.m. Tuesday. The complainant reported that while he was helping a customer, a suspect unlocked a jewelry case and stole approximately $15,000 of merchandise.

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

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Overnight Battlefield Discount Drugs burglary one of two

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Battlefield Discount Drugs on Indiana Avenue was the site of a break-in and robbery around 9:16 p.m. Tuesday.

According to Vicksburg police, the suspects are two males. Responding officers found that someone pried the front door open to made entry. Surveillance footage shows the two subjects took an unknown quantity of codeine syrup, and exited one minute later. The duo left the scene in a grey SUV or van.

According to owner John Storey, a Vicksburg police officer’s daughter happened to observe the robbery from the gas station up the hill. She went to a safe location to call her father, who immediately dispatched officers to the scene and then called Storey to alert him as well.

“That’s a community,” Storey said. “I cannot say enough good things about this community and our Vicksburg Police Department.”

Police in Flowood, Mississippi, also reported a pharmacy break-in last night. The two male suspects left in a grey Dodge Caravan with Arizona tags believed to be a rental vehicle.

Police are working under the assumption that the two incidents are related.

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