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Before dying of gunshot wound, Natchez man tells police name of alleged shooter

Michael Thomas, aka "Traedo"
Michael Thomas, aka "Traedo"(Natchez Police Department)
Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 10:29 PM CST
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NATCHEZ, Miss. (WLBT) - Before dying, a man who was shot in Natchez Tuesday told police the name of his alleged shooter.

It happened near the Holiday Apartments. When officers arrived, they found Johnny Ricardo Mason, 33, lying on the ground.

As he lay dying, he told police that he had been shot by Michael Thomas, aka “Traedo.” Thomas had fled the scene before police got there.

Mason later died from his injuries.

After a manhunt, Thomas turned himself in at the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. According to Natchez Police Chief Joseph Daughtry, Thomas will be charged with murder.

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