Police looking for suspects in Friday morning shooting on Jefferson Davis Boulevard
NATCHEZ — Natchez police are asking people who live in the vicinity of the 100 block of Jefferson Davis Boulevard and have surveillance cameras to review their footage from Thursday night until approximately 6 a.m. Friday.
Police are looking for anyone suspicious who could be suspects in an early Friday morning shooting that injured a Natchez man.
Natchez Police Chief Walter Armstrong said police officers were dispatched to a reported shooting near the intersection of Jefferson Davis Boulevard and U.S. 61 at approximately 5:45 a.m. Friday.
When officers arrived, they learned the victim had been shot in the leg. The victim has since been treated and released, Armstrong said.
Investigation revealed the man had noticed a man outside looking into people’s cars at approximately 4 a.m. Friday.
“He went out and fired a couple of warning shots,” Armstrong said, adding the victim did not call police after the initial incident. “In an hour, maybe longer, two men came back.”
Armstrong said the victim confronted the individuals.
“I don’t know if he saw them and went out there, but they let him know they were looking for something they had dropped,” Armstrong said.
Shots were exchanged again and the victim was shot in the leg, Armstrong said.
“We have not made an arrest,” Armstrong said. “We are asking anyone in and around that area who has a crime camera to look at the footage from Thursday night until 6 a.m. Friday for a person or persons in or around that area who look suspicious.”
Armstrong asked anyone who finds any suspicious footage to contact either himself or Capt. Scott Frye at the Natchez Police Department at 601-445-5565.
“We are working this case, looking for closure by arrest,” Armstrong said, adding he wants to get the suspects off the streets. “One, these guys are armed but also they are extremely dangerous and were reckless.”
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