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Victim identified in Vicksburg’s 10th homicide of 2020

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Warren County Deputy Coroner Kelda Bailess has identified the victim in Friday night’s homicide as A’Treio Markis Richards, 19. This was the 10th homicide in Vicksburg this year.

Vicksburg Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle off Alcorn drive at 8:50 p.m. Friday. Before they could arrive, secondary calls came in of a victim lying in the street. When they arrived, they found Richards had been shot in his upper left chest and was deceased. He was lying beside a vehicle that had also been struck several times by bullets.

The fire medic unit dispatched to the scene called the coroner upon their arrival.

Two vehicles struck by bullets were transported to the Vicksburg Police Department for further processing.

Richards’ body will be transported to the Mississippi Crime Laboratory for an autopsy.

Vicksburg Police request that anyone with information call the Criminal Investigation Division at 601-636-2511 or Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477).

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