JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Three more suspects are now facing charges after a shooting Saturday in Jackson County.
The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday off Washington Avenue in St. Martin, near McClellan Road.
According to Sheriff Mike Ezell, the suspects charged in the shooting were split into separate vehicles. After a disagreement over rap music, shots were exchanged between the vehicles.
Two of the men were shot. Two others attempted to flee the scene, carjacking a victim nearby, said authorities. The victim was not injured.
On Wednesday, Ezell said that 20-year-old Jayce Franklin of St. James Parish, Louisiana, 19-year-old Keni Williams of Biloxi and 19-year-old Jo’Vawn McGee of Gulfport have been charged with aggravated assault and shooting at a motor vehicle.
Cedric Porter, 20, and Tyler Polk, 22, were also arrested and each charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of shooting into a vehicle and booked on April 18th.
22-year-old Quincy Brown of Pascagoula and 21-year-old Jimon Dixon of Biloxi were shot at and each suffered non-life threatening injuries. The two men were later arrested and charged after being treated at Merit Hospital, along with 20-year old Jalin Stallworth of Moss Point.
All eight men are charged with aggravated assault and shooting at a motor vehicle.
Additionally, Brown and Dixon are charged with armed carjacking. Their bonds are each set at $1.25 million.
Bonds for Williams, Franklin, McGee, Porter, Polk, and Stallworth are each set at $750,000. However, authorities say Stallworth was already out on bond for a prior felony aggravated assault charge in Moss Point. County Court Judge Mark Watts revoked the bond on that charge.
VIEWER VIDEO: Video below shows Porter and Polk being arrested by deputies Saturday shortly after the shooting.
Ezell said that even though this is a gang-related shooting, the men involved did not have any affiliations with national gangs. The Jackson County sheriff said Jackson County has not had a big presence of gangs for some time now.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact Jackson County Sheriff’s Department by calling 228-769-3063 or by making an anonymous tip to Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers online or by calling 1-877-787-5898.