Two arrested, charged with murder after Canton man found shot to death in yard

Lt. Ware says more arrests will follow.

Two arrested, charged with murder after Canton man found shot to death in yard
Canton murder arrests; Source: Canton PD

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Two people have been arrested for the murder of a Canton man on January 15th.

According to Canton Lt. Terrance Ware, 22-year-old Jeremy Flowers and 33-year-old Stacie Cheeks have both been charged with murder.

Lt. Ware says more arrests will follow.

The city’s first homicide of the year happened shortly after 3 p.m. on Jackson Street.

When investigators arrived at the scene, they found a man who they say was shot and killed, lying in the yard with a gunshot wound to the back.

The victim was identified as 34-year-old Aaron Smith.

The motive for the shooting is still unknown.

This investigation is ongoing.

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