MPD looking for two murder suspects

Source: MGN

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Meridian police have identified two suspects allegedly involved in an "ambush" shooting Tuesday.

Arrest warrants for murder have been issued for Kenny Hopson and Mario Craig, who police say ambushed and shot Jardarious Lewis outside a home in the 2100 block of 21st Street Tuesday night.

Detectives say Hopson and Craig hid behind some bushes across the street and shot and killed Lewis as he got out of his car.

Investigators say the motive was retaliation from a previous altercation between the three men.

Police say they believe Hopson is hiding out somewhere in Meridian and Craig is hiding in the Toomsuba area.

Detectives say anyone caught assisting the murder suspects in any manner, including harboring, will also be charged.

Call Meridian police or Crimestoppers at 855-485-8477, if you know where Hopson and Craig are.


Mario Craig (Source: Meridian Police Dept.)
Kenny Hopson (Source: Meridian Police Dept.)