NEWTON COUNTY, Miss. (WTOK) - A suspect is in custody after authorities allege he murdered one teenager and wounded another in Newton County, Friday night.
Sheriff Jackie Knight says the suspect will likely be charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. Both victims were shot along Little Rock Decatur Road. A 17 year old was killed and a 13 year old was rushed to the hospital and is receiving treatment. Sheriff Knight says the younger victim is expected to survive.
“The subject who did the shooting is incarcerated and it wasn’t out of malice or anything like that the shooting occurred. It’s a freak situation, I’ll put it like that,” says Sheriff Knight.
Authorities are being very careful releasing any information on the shooting, but Sheriff Knight says he will as soon as all the details are in order and interviews completed.