One dead in weekend shooting


A shooting this past Sat­urday night has left one person, Marquise Crosby, 26, dead as the Kemper County Sheriff’s investiga­tors continue the search for three suspects involved in the incident.

Sheriff James Moore stated that Crosby was shot while at a large gath­ering at a field on Highway 495 South. A 22-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was shot in the leg, but was later re­leased from the hospital.

According to Kemper County Coroner, Terry Bo­stick, Crosby was initially taken to John

  1. Stennis Memorial Hos­pital in DeKalb, then trans­ported to Rush Hospital in Meridian, where he passed away sometime after mid­night, Sunday morning.

Of the incident, Moore said that there were ap­proximately twenty-five hundred people gathered, and only 10 or 12 officers. He said, “We were trying to get control to see who was doing the shooting and who was hit to get them emergency care. It was total chaos. I had about 10 to 12 officers on scene. It was absolutely nowhere near enough to deal with 2,500 people.”

Moore added, “We need a lot more information to put this case together. We do have some and I want to say to the people that hear about this is that there were a lot of people that saw a lot of stuff that’s very important to this in­vestigation. We are going to ask that you please come forward.”

If you have information about Saturday night’s deadly shooting, call the Kemper County Sheriff’s Department at 601-743-2255 or Crimestoppers at 855-485-TIPS.

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