Teenage stepson wanted in murder of Vidalia man

Published 12:07 am Monday, July 16, 2012

VIDALIA — The search was on late Sunday night for a teenager after he allegedly shot and killed his stepfather.

The 15-year-old, who was not identified because of his age, reportedly fled the scene of the crime on foot.

Terry Watson, who was shot in the abdomen and shoulder, died at a Jackson hospital late Sunday, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Deputy David Hedrick confirmed.

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The CPSO responded to a 911 call at 3:10 p.m. reporting a man had been shot at 154 East Road, Hedrick said.

When responders arrived on the scene, they discovered Watson, whom investigators believe was shot with a .380 pistol, Hedrick said.

The weapon was not on the scene.

The suspected shooter was reportedly wearing pajamas when he ran from the house.

As of 11 p.m. Sunday the teen had not been located.

Hedrick said Sunday evening that investigators had obtained a warrant before Watson’s death for the teen’s arrest on charges of second-degree attempted murder. The charges may now be upgraded to second-degree murder.

Watson was transported to Natchez Regional Medical Center by Metro Ambulance, and was later airlifted to Jackson for treatment in critical condition.

Another juvenile in the residence made the call to 911. Hedrick said that juvenile was with family members Sunday evening.