Edwards shooting suspect in custody

Man in custody after barricading himself inside Hinds County home
Man in custody after barricading himself inside Hinds County home(Hinds County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 26, 2023 at 1:49 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A suspect who allegedly fired shots into a 69-year-old man’s car in Edwards on Thursday night has been taken into custody.

The suspect, Justin Wilson, 30, was arrested Friday after he was initially thought to have barricaded himself in a home on Hodge Lane.

“He had already escaped and went to a nearby residence, when Edwards Police arrested him,” Sheriff Tyree Jones said.

Wilson is being charged with aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

Jones said the shooting occurred around 10 p.m., and no one was injured.

“We were able to identify [Wilson] as a suspect and got the arrest warrant this morning,” he said.

SWAT, hostage negotiators, and the sheriff’s department all responded to the scene where Wilson was said to be barricaded.

The area is now cleared and no other subjects were involved, Jones said.

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