Man arrested after shooting victim crashes through Canton apartments’ gate

La'Christopher Johnson, 31
La'Christopher Johnson, 31(Madison County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Feb. 15, 2023 at 4:54 PM CST
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CANTON, Miss. (WLBT) - A man was shot and killed at an apartment complex in Canton on Saturday, February 4 - the city’s first homicide of the year.

The incident occurred on Mace Street near Wood Creek Apartments.

According to Canton Police Chief Otha Brown, officers received a call around 9:45 p.m. that a man had driven through the apartments’ gates.

James Miley, 47, was found in a vehicle with several gunshot wounds to the left side of his body.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Chief Brown said that 31-year-old La’Christopher Johnson was later arrested for murder in connection with this case.

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