Man shot in stable condition

Published 12:03 am Tuesday, July 14, 2015

NATCHEZ — The man shot in the head Sunday evening is in stable condition and responding well to treatment, according to police.

Natchez Police Department Detective Jerry Ford said Terrance Brown sustained three wounds in the incident, one to the head and two in the leg. Brown was initially transported to Merit Health Natchez, but was later taken to a Jackson-area hospital.

“It looks like the suspect, Archie Doss, and the victim had an argument, and Archie went and got a gun and came back and shot at him seven times,” Ford said.

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“We were able to recover several 9 mm shell casings, and we may have recovered the gun used in that scene.”

Ford said the argument stemmed from an accusation someone in the community had made against Doss.

“Someone had accused Mr. Doss of stealing a 4-wheeler, and I think he had tried to put it on the victim, trying to say he was the one who did it,” Ford said.

After the shooting, which happened on Dumas Drive, Doss allegedly fled the scene, only to be grabbed by a group of people a block away on Watts Avenue. The members of the group reportedly began beating him until police took Doss into custody.

Ford said the group did not have an apparent direct connection to the incident.

“We were told it was some people who saw him and realized what he had done and started to attack him, and were pretty much holding him until the police got there,” he said.

Doss was taken to Merit Health Natchez — Community Campus for treatment from the beating, but was released.

He had not been charged Monday afternoon, but Ford said charges were pending.