Natchez High School goes on lockdown after man fires shots at nearby business
NATCHEZ, Miss. (WLBT) - Natchez High School went on a precautionary lockdown after a man fired shots at a nearby business Thursday afternoon.
According to Natchez Police Chief Joseph Daughtry, Devonte Perry got into an argument with another person at Great River Chevrolet.
He apparently was a disgruntled customer, who went outside and fired his gun into the air.
A Natchez Police Department news release says that an officer, while en route to the dealership, “observed Perry run into a wooded area adjacent to Natchez High School.”
Authorities set up a perimeter to make sure the suspect could not get near the school.
An Adams County deputy spotted Perry in the area of Highway 61 North at the city limits and took him into custody. Perry was transported to the Natchez Police Department and booked on charges of discharging a firearm inside the city limits and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
No one was hurt.
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