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15-year-old in custody in connection with shooting death of another 15-year-old

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Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 9:21 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Jackson Police Department says they’ve identified the suspect involved in the shooting death of a 15-year-old early Friday morning.

The suspect, who also is a 15-year-old, was one of two juveniles taken into custody by the department Friday.

During questioning, homicide detectives determined that one of the juveniles was the shooter. The second juvenile was released into the custody of his guardians.

Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart says the victim is 15-year-old Christopher Lewis Jr.

Grisham Stewart says the victim was shot in the face.

The incident happened on Woody Drive in South Jackson around 4 a.m.

JPD says it will release more information on the suspect’s charges soon.

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