Sheriff identifies victim in deadly shooting at Rebelwood Drive apartment complex

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Published: Sep. 9, 2022 at 2:17 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting at a Jackson apartment complex Friday.

The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m., at the Pine Ridge Gardens Apartments in the 100 block of Rebelwood Drive, according to a Hinds County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The victim, Michael James Stevens, 42, was transported to Merit Health by private vehicle, where he was pronounced dead on arrival from a single gunshot wound to his upper torso.

A Hinds County deputy working an off-duty security detail spoke to a witness that observed the incident. According to that person, a suspect driving a white Jeep Renegade fired at least one shot from inside the vehicle, striking Stevens.

The deputy later found the Jeep in a nearby area. Further investigation led deputies to the 2700 block of Glenn Street, where they arrested Denario Nolan, 24. Deputies also recovered a handgun that was believed to be used in the incident. He is currently facing charges of murder and possession of a stolen weapon.

The motive behind the shooting is unknown. It is believed that both the victim and suspect knew each other, a press release from the sheriff’s office states.

The case is still under investigation. If anyone has information, they’re asked to contact the sheriff’s department at (601) 974-2900 or (601) 355-1521.

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