Suspect in deadly McDonald’s shooting in Canton identified


CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) – A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting that happened at the McDonald’s in Canton Wednesday night.

According to Canton Mayor William Truly Jr., Deondric Devontae-Remon Green was arrested in connection to the shooting. Green has been charged with one count of murder and three counts of aggravated assault.

Canton police responded to the restaurant Wednesday night. A 24-year-old man was killed during the shooting, and three others, including a 13-year-old, were critically injured. Police said the suspect used a high-powered rifle.

The three victims who were injured were taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson. As of Thursday morning, one victim was in the ICU.

Green was later arrested by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. At this time, he has been given no bond.

The U.S. Marshals Service, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) and the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) also responded to the scene on Wednesday. Canton Police Chief Otha Brown said the investigation has been turned over to MBI.

Authorities said they believe the motive for the shooting was a retaliation to a previous shooting.

More arrests are possible in this case.


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