Bond denied for man charged in killing of 7-year-old boy

Brookhaven PD Chief Kenneth Collins said Brookhaven PD will be moving John Weathersby from the Brookhaven PD jail for his safety and taking him to the Copiah County Sheriff’s Dept in Gallman.

Bond denied for man charged in killing of 7-year-old boy
(SOURCE: U.S. Marshals)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - U.S. Marshals have captured a man wanted for a drive-by shooting that killed a 7-year-old boy in Brookhaven.

24-year-old John Weathersby Weathersby was apprehended around 6:00 p.m. Friday in Wesson.

He was then transported to the Brookhaven jail.

Brookhaven Chief Kenneth Collins says they will be moving John Weathersby from the Brookhaven PD jail for his safety and taking him to the Copiah County Sheriff’s Department in Gallman.

The Associated Press is reporting that a municipal judge in Brookhaven denied bond for Weathersby Tuesday.

He was wanted for murder for shooting and killing second-grader Quantivious Allen.

Brookhaven Police say 7 year old Quantavious Allen Jr. was hit with a 7.62 caliber round from an AK 47 during a drive by shooting on his Grant Road home. Source: Instagram
Brookhaven Police say 7 year old Quantavious Allen Jr. was hit with a 7.62 caliber round from an AK 47 during a drive by shooting on his Grant Road home. Source: Instagram

Allen was inside playing video games with his sibling and dad when he was hit by a 7.62 caliber round from an AK 47.

Chief Collins said Weathersby told authorities he just wanted to shoot up the house, no reason was given as to why, and he didn’t know anyone was home.

“My prayers go out to both families in this situation,” Chief Collins said.

Brookhaven Police Chief Kenneth Collins says the suspect and Quantivious’ dad got into an argument. That’s when Weathersby allegedly drove to the dad’s home and opened fire, spraying the house.

Collins says that the suspect has been evading police for days.

Weathersby is charged with murder.

Quantivious’ funeral services were held in the auditorium of Brookhaven Elementary School.

Weathersby remains in the Copiah County Jail, and a preliminary hearing is July 9. He said he would hire his own attorney, but it was unclear whether he had done so by Wednesday.

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