ACSO tracking down leads in Broadmoor killing

Published 12:11 am Friday, June 9, 2017


NATCHEZ — Three weeks removed from an Adams County man being shot and killed in his bed while he slept, investigators are still tracking down leads.

Kelvin Sadler Brown, 33, was found unresponsive in his bed in a residence on Southmoor Drive on May 16 after his mother reported hearing shots fired in her residence and called the Adams County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 2:45 a.m.

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The victim was shot multiple times, including once in the head. The apparent intruder reportedly came through a window in the front of the residence and exited through the back kitchen door.

Adams County Sheriff’s Office investigator Maj. Jerry Brown said the agency has sent possible DNA evidence to the state crime lab, with the results pending. Brown said investigators never know the time frame on when results will come back from the crime lab.

Brown would not say how the DNA evidence was obtained.

The autopsy, which should confirm what caliber gun was used in the shooting, is expected back any day now, Brown said. Investigators have not recovered a gun, Brown said.

“We have some leads that are promising,” Brown said, though he would not release additional details to protect the investigation. “Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.”

Crime Stoppers can be called at 601-442-5000. Calls are anonymous and the reward is up to $1,000.

Kelvin Sadler Brown had been the victim of a shooting on Southmoor Drive on May 1 in which he was shot multiple times after an apparent confrontation. He was treated and released from a Jackson hospital at the time.

Martez Rashard Brown, 17, 310-B Dumas Drive, was arrested on May 2 for attempted first-degree murder. Martez Brown was in jail Thursday with no bond set.

Kelvin Sadler Brown and Martez Brown are not related.