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Teen charged in shooting

NATCHEZ — Natchez police have charged a local teenager in connection with an early morning shooting Saturday that left one man in the hospital.

Detective Jerry Ford said Tywone M. Noble, 16, 27 Beaumont St., was charged with aggravated assault for involvement in the shooting.

The charge, Ford said, could be downgraded to acting in concert because police are not sure Noble was a shooter.

Ford said the police department received a call at 4 a.m. Saturday from a woman on North Rankin Street who said a man who had been shot was at her house asking for help.

Ford said McKinley Douglas Brady, 33, 15 Albert Road, was shot multiple times at the intersection of Beaumont and Bishop streets.

Brady reportedly had gotten a ride from a friend, Ford said, then passed out in the friend’s car. The friend dropped Brady off at an acquaintance’s house and asked the people at the house to take Brady home, Ford said.

Brady and two juveniles at the house, one of which was Noble, Ford said, got into an argument, and one of the juveniles pulled out a gun and shot Brady multiple times.

Brady reported that he was shot by two people, but Noble said he did not do any of the shooting.

A warrant has been issued for Rovante Jenkins, Ford said, who police believe was also involved in the shooting.

Anyone with any information about the shooting should call NPD at 601-445-5565 or Crime Stoppers at 601-442-5000.

Crime Stoppers offers a reward up to $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of a suspect because of a tip. Callers can remain anonymous.