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VPD responds to shootings and a burglary overnight

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Accidental Shooting on Manship Street

Shortly after 8:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, officers were dispatched to a residence on Manship Street in reference to a shooting.

When they arrived, they found a 16-year-old male had received a gunshot wound to his chest.  The victim was transported to the university of Mississippi Medical Center for treatment. At last report the victim is in critical but stable condition.

The preliminary investigation has determined that the shooting was accidental, based on eyewitness accounts. 

Shooting Victim Shows up at River Region

In an unrelated incident, a few minutes before 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2020, a 29-year-old male entered the Emergency Room at Merit Health River Region for treatment.  He had received a gunshot wound to his left buttock.  

According to the victim, he had been walking west on Speed Street from Halls Ferry Road when he was injured.  No additional information is available.

Mall Burglary Suspect Apprehended at Scene

Around 4:00 a.m., Sunday, October 11, 2020, officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at Jordan’s in the Vicksburg Mall, 3505 Pemberton Square Boulevard.  When they arrived, the officers found an open door and, when they entered the building, discovered Felix Williams, 30, of Vicksburg inside pushing a trash cart loaded with a large quantity of clothing from the store. The value of the stolen merchandise is $25,967.83.  Williams was arrested on one count of Business Burglary.

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VPD reports three auto burglaries occurred Thursday

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The Vicksburg Police Department reports that three auto burglaries occurred Thursday, Oct. 8.

At 7:41 a.m. officers responded to the Carr Central Apartments, 1805 Cherry St. The victim reported someone entered her 2008 Dodge Charger, stealing a visa credit card, which was used to purchase an online ticket to the Warren Central football game for $8.35.

A second auto burglary at Carr Central Apartments was reported at about same time. The victim stated someone shattered the driver side front window on his 2008 GMC Sierra and took a Taurus 9mm handgun from the center console.

At 8:37 p.m. officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Division Street where the victim reported someone went under the hood of her 2011 GMC Yukon and stole the fuses so that her vehicle could not start.

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

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Traffic stop results in firearm arrest

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Lafane Mixon (photo courtesy VPD)

Vicksburg police arrested Lafane Mixon, 46, of Vicksburg Friday at 1:44 a.m. following a traffic stop on Lee Street.

He has been charged with one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Mixon is scheduled to appear before Judge Penny Lawson in Vicksburg Municipal Court later Friday.

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Anderson denied bond again in the killng of his grandmother

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Hunter Anderson was escorted into court Oct. 8. (photo by David Day)

Hunter Anderson, who shot his grandmother Sept. 25, had his second bond appearance Thursday after his grandmother, Evelyn Tudor Davenport, 71, died Wednesday night.

Evelyn Tudor Davenport (photo courtesy the family, used with permission)

With her death, the charges against Anderson were increased from attempted murder to murder.

Anderson has been in jail since the shooting. His first application for bail was denied because he was on probation for a 2016 burglary.

He appeared in Warren County Judge Marcie Southerland’s courtroom Thursday, and she also denied bail.

Hunter Anderson leaving court Oct 8. (Photo by David Day)

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