20-year-old wanted in Hinds Co. double murder investigation arrested by US Marshals

20-year-old wanted in Hinds Co. double murder investigation arrested by US Marshals

EDWARDS, Miss. (WLBT) - The 20-year-old wanted in a double murder in Edwards has been arrested.

US Marshals task force arrested Justin Mosley in Bolton on Wednesday morning.

"He's in custody, and the community can rest as well at this time," said Hinds County Sheriff's Department Capt. Tyree Jones.

Tenants at the Edwards apartment complex were shaken when according to Hinds County Deputies, Mosley opened fire at Unit 1 killing two people.

Twenty-seven-year-old Djuana Robinson lived in the apartment.

Investigators said 57-year-old Michael Anthony Lawson of Raymond was outside the locked door when Mosley shot him.

Justin Mosley
Justin Mosley (Source: Hinds County Sheriff's Office)

The motive remains unknown.

"There is some prior knowledge or prior problems with this particular suspect and what we believe to be the female victim as well that occurred at this location," said Jones.

A six-year-old and two toddlers were inside the apartment during the shooting.

They were not injured and are now in the custody of relatives.

"We found him today and he did come out without a fight, " said U.S. Marshal Inspector Carlos Cosby. “It took a while to talk him out, but he finally came out with his hands up and gave up.”

No one at the apartment complex wanted to talk about the tragic shooting death of their neighbor following Mosley's arrest.

He is being held at Hinds County Detention Center without bond.

Investigators said that Mosely arrived at the apartment complex with a black handgun and shot Lawson outside of the building. He then kicked in the door of the apartment and shot Robinson.

He ran away from the building after the shooting.

The motive remains unclear at this time. It is believed that the suspect and at least one of the victims knew each other.

Mosley is charged with one count of Capital Murder and one count of Murder stemming from this morning’s incident. He also has a warrant for an unrelated charge of house burglary that happened on Jan. 11.

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