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Natchez man arrested for murder

FERRIDAY — Ferriday Police arrested a Natchez man Wednesday on first-degree murder charges.

Raymond R. Fleming Sr., 25, 728 Lower Woodville Road was arrested on charges of conspiracy to armed robbery, armed robbery, first-degree murder and seven counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. No bond was set Thursday afternoon.

Ferriday Police Chief Richard Madison could not be reached to comment on the arrest.

Only one homicide has been reported in Ferriday in 2013.

Ferriday resident Eric Johnson died July 22 after suffering a gunshot wound to the rear end.

Police arrested Moecke J. Hawkins, 26, 216 2nd St., on July 22 in connection with the death.

The shooting occurred shortly after 1 a.m. on July 15 when a group of seven, including Johnson, was leaving AutoZone on E.E. Wallace Boulevard, Madison said shortly after the incident.

Nine shots were fired at the group of seven — four hit the AutoZone building, one hit Johnson in the rear end and four missed completely, Madison said shortly after the incident.

Two of the rounds that hit the building, penetrated AutoZone’s walls, triggering an alarm.

Police are also looking for Benny White and Gary Anderson in connection with the shooting.