Vicksburg homicide suspect arrested after hiding out in church, triggering alarm

Skinner has been charged with first degree murder, held on $2 million bond.
Updated: Nov. 27, 2019 at 9:23 PM CST
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VICKSBURG, Miss. (WLBT) - The search is over for the gunman involved in a deadly shooting in Vicksburg.

28-year-old Jason Kyle Skinner has been arrested after a manhunt that spanned several hours.

Around 4:00p.m. Friday afternoon 38-year-old Courtney Anderson was killed after being shot in the chest at a home on Halls Ferry Road.

One man was detained for questioning while police began a search for Skinner which took them into the woods and surrounding areas.

According to the Vicksburg Daily News Skinner was found inside of Crossway Church located on Highway 61. Police say he was hiding inside and triggered an alarm that alerted them to the area. Police and the Warren County Sheriff’s Department surrounded the church and Skinner exited without incident.

He tried to run again, but police were able to catch him and take him into custody.

Police say that a sawed-off shotgun was possibly used in the shooting.

In his first court appearance Skinner was charged with first degree murder. He is being held on $2 million bond on the murder charge and for burglary of a building. He has requested a court-appointed attorney.

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