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Natchez High School goes on lockdown after man fires shots at nearby business

Devonte Perry is facing a misdemeanor and felony charge after he fired a gun at a car...
Devonte Perry is facing a misdemeanor and felony charge after he fired a gun at a car dealership in Natchez. The nearby high school went on lockdown as a result.(Natchez Police Department)
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 5:15 PM CDT
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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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