Two teens charged with capital murder in death of 64-year-old Yazoo man

Two teens charged with capital murder in death of 64-year-old Yazoo man
Yazoo City Police cruiser (Source: WLBT)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Two teenagers were arrested and charged with capital murder in the death a 64-year-old man in Yazoo City.

Investigators say Tyler Fleming, 15, is charged with capital murder and more arrests are possible.

Kalveonte Moore, 15, was also charged with capital murder as well as home invasion.

Moore turned himself in at the Yazoo City Police Department and will be transferred to the Yazoo Regional Correctional Facility.

Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Yazoo police responded to Baptist Emergency Room regarding a 64-year-old gunshot victim.

Officers then went to the man’s home, located on Willie Brown Street where they say he was shot.

Yazoo police are not releasing any other details, but the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting with this case.

Yazoo City Police Chief Jay Winstead said that he’s pleased with the way the case was handled.

He said in a statement:

“It is a direct result of the victim’s family and witnesses working with the law enforcement entities and teamwork within the agencies in this case that an arrest was made. Instead of seeking retribution or street justice, the family wanted true justice to prevail. I thank them for that and for the opportunity to work with them. This is how it’s supposed to be done. We can’t serve you in every capacity if we don’t work hand in hand with each other. I pray for the victim’s family and for the people who will be brought to justice in every case we pursue.”

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