RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – Ridgeland police are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed at an apartment complex on Friday, November 26.
Police Chief John Neal said the shooting happened around 11:45 a.m. at the Northbrook II apartment complex on Pine Knoll Drive. He said the teen, Marcus Hemmingway, had been shot twice and died at the scene.
Hemmingway was a student at Old Towne Middle School.
According to Neal, police were able to identify a possible suspect. A 16-year-old from Ridgeland was taken in for questioning. The teen was charged with murder.
Neal said the name of the suspect is being withheld pending communications with the Madison County District Attorney’s Office and Madison County Youth Courts for prosecution.
The Madison County School District released the following statement about Hemmingway’s death.
The Madison County Schools family grieves the loss of Marcus Hemmingway, a student at Old Town Middle School. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends. District and school counseling staff will be available for students and faculty during this difficult time.Madison County School District