VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Vicksburg police arrested an adult and a teen in connection to the shooting death of a 21-year-old man.
The shooting happened just after 2:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Old Mill Road on Monday. According to the Vicksburg Daily News, a fight at the basketball court led to the shooting.
The victim has been identified as Malik Vallarie, of Vicksburg. His body was found in a wooded area behind the City of Vicksburg Animal Shelter. Police Chief Milton Moore said officers recovered a firearm and the scene.
On Tuesday, police announced two people were charged with murder in connection to Vallarie’s death. Laqesha Davis, 29, and Demarion Reed, 15, both of Vicksburg, are in custody at this time. Police said Davis will also be charged with instructing a juvenile to commit a felony.
The two suspects appeared in Vicksburg Municipal Court on Tuesday. Davis’ bond was set at $2,500,000. Reed’s bond was set at $2,000,000. They were both bound over to the Warren County Grand Jury.