Shooting Claims Life

Meridian police are investigating a fatal shooting between two men around 12 noon Tuesday in a parking lot at 5th Street and Highway 11.

John Anthony, 28, was shot multiple times and later died at a Meridian hospital.

The suspect is Jerry W. Pearson, 48, a white male, 6 feet tall and 160 pounds. He has gray hair pulled back into a ponytail.

Police say Pearson fled the scene in a gray and blue pickup truck.

"We are asking anyone that sees this individual or his truck to not approach him but immediately call 911," said Dean Harper, spokesman for the Meridian Police Department. "And give local law enforcement his whereabouts. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous."

Pearson's 1991 gray and blue Chevrolet pickup has Mississippi license plates 774-LB7. If you know his whereabouts, please call 9-1-1.