One of Thursday’s shooting victims likely paralyzed

Published 12:05 am Saturday, December 23, 2017

By Clara Turnage

and David Hamilton

The Natchez Democrat

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NATCHEZ — Three of the four victims in Thursday’s shooting that left one woman dead are expected to survive, investigators said Friday.

Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said the individual shot in the chest yesterday is in critical condition in Rapides Regional Medical Center, where he was flown after the incident.

Patten said he was told the man will likely be paralyzed for life, but that there is an “extremely strong possibility” that he will survive.

Two other victims in Thursday’s shooting were taken to regional medical centers, where they were in non-life-threatening condition, Patten said.One victim was stabbed in the hand; the other was shot in the leg.

Leroy Henderson, 63, 490 Lower Woodville Road, was charged late Thursday night with murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Adams County Coroner James Lee said Jeanette Proby, 38, who was pronounced dead at the scene on Lower Woodville Road Thursday afternoon, died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Though investigators originally believed Proby was Henderson’s granddaughter, Chief Deputy Jerry Brown said it was confirmed Friday that Henderson was Proby’s stepfather.

Officers were called to 8 Mazique Lane at approximately 2:35 p.m. Thursday to respond to a caller saying a man was trying to kill her.

Officers arrested Henderson after he allegedly shot three people and stabbed one in two locations in the Cloverdale community.

The incident began in Henderson’s house on Lower Woodville Road and ended on Mazique Lane.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office reported that all the victims were in some way related to Henderson.

No motive for the attack is yet known, Brown said.

No bond has been set for Henderson.