BYRAM, Miss. (WJTV) – A 40-year-old man was arrested in connection to a homicide in Byram.

Kristopher Horton (Courtesy: Byram Police Dept.)

Byram police said the fatal shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. on Friday, August 18 in the 4000 block of Wynndale Road.

When officers arrived at the scene, they located a male victim with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim, identified as 40-year-old Hilton Willis, of Byram, died from his injuries.

Upon further investigation, Byram police said they identified the suspect as Kristopher Eddie Horton, of Byram. He was arrested by Byram police with the assistance of the Jackson Police Department (JPD).

Investigators believe a verbal altercation led to the fatal shooting.

Horton has been charged with capital murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held at the Hinds County Detention Center.

Byram police said Horton appeared in court on Monday, August 21. He was denied bond.