Father and son arrested for shooting 11-year-old on July 4, victim in critical condition

Deshawn Davis Sr.
Deshawn Davis Sr.(JPD)
Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 9:15 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Jackson Police Department has arrested a father and his 15-year-old son in connection to a shooting on July 4.

Police believe the unidentified son and his father, Deshaun Davis Senior, had a hand in shooting an 11-year-old boy in the back.

The 15-year-old suspect is charged with aggravated assault and the father faces several charges, including accessory after the fact and hindering a prosecution.

Deputy Chief Deric Hearn of the Jackson Police Department said the victim was shooting fireworks with other kids in the neighborhood when he was suddenly shot once in the back with a gun.

JPD says it happened on Tara Road in Jackson.

Wednesday, JPD said the 11-year-old victim was still listed in critical condition.

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