LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox said 16-year-old Bryson Payton, of Laurel, turned himself in on Tuesday, October 17.

LAUREL, Miss. (WHLT) – Laurel police are searching for a 16-year-old suspect in connection to a shooting.

Police said the shooting happened in the early morning hours of October 11, 2023.

Officers responded to South Central Regional Medical Center on a shooting complaint. When they arrived, they discovered a victim suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim was in stable condition.

Police said the shooting happened on North 14th Avenue in Laurel. The suspect was identified as 16-year-old Bryson Payton, of Laurel. He is wanted for one count of attempted first degree murder.

Bryson Payton (Courtesy: Laurel Police Dept.)

Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact the Laurel Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 601-428-STOP.